Thursday, March 12, 2009

The Kindle 2 week - part 5: Did you kindle today?

Has anyone asked you already "Do you kindle?". If not, it's just a matter of time. Yes, Kindle has become officially and unofficially a verb.

Emilia Vitalle reports about this phenomenon at RushPRnews ("It’s A Verb Already! — Do you Kindle? Are you Kindling?"). It looks like Kindle is receiving the same status of other corporate name that has been turned into a popular verb, such as FedEx or Google and in a relatively short time.

So where do you find the sort of official approval of Kindle as a verb? Well, according to the article, The Urban Dictionary in California has accepted “kindle” as a verb, with the following definition: “Kindle: To read a book or a newspaper on a Kindle e-reading device.”

Want some examples how it is used in a sentence? Emilia Vitalle is giving few great examples, from a simple one - “I’m kindling now, I will call you back in ten minutes.” to the more sophisticated “My book was out of print for a long time, but a new publisher reprinted it and put it on the Kindle book list and you could say my book has been rekindled. I love it!”.

Great Article, and I warmly recommend to read or kindle it.

What we had on Kindle 2 week so far:

Part 4 - Authors Guild and the read-aloud feature

Part 3 - How much money it will make?

Part 2 - Bezos on the Daily Show

Part 1 - David Pouge and the final battle

Raz @ Eco-Libris


Anonymous said...

thanks so much for picking up my article. Emilia Vitale in SF


It’s A Verb Already! — Do you Kindle? Are you Kindling?

Unknown said...

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Enter a link to your wishlist or your e-mail address. If your Amazon wishlist is public, you'll get a breakdown of which books are available in the Kindle, and the cost difference between Kindle and print.