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Image via Wikipedia It’s official: electronic Kindle books are now outselling paperbacks on Amazon, marking a historically significant milestone in the publishing industry. Read the full story on Mashable.
Today Amazon.com announced their new Kindle DX e-book reader. On the front page of their website, Amazon has begun to take pre-orders for their update to the current Kindle DX. The Kindle DX was a larger version of the Kindle II reader which has been very successful. The new Kindle DX will have a 9.7 [...]
Target announced it will begin selling online retail giant Amazon.com’s Kindle ereader across all of its 1,740 U.S. retail locations. In late April, Target introduced the Kindle–previously available exclusively via the Amazon digital storefront–to shoppers at its flagship Minneapolis location as well as 102 stores in the south Florida market; the device goes on sale [...]
Amazon.com Inc., the world’s largest online retailer, plans to introduce the next version of its Kindle electronic-book reader in August, according to two people familiar with its plans. The device will be thinner and have a more responsive screen with a sharper picture, the people said, who didn’t want to be identified because the plans [...]
V Klnkenborg (in today’s NYT Op-Ed), an electronic reader from way back, counts the ways he still loves print books, and the potential danger of tangential distraction with e-reading. “But what I really love is their inertness.”, he states, fearing that too much dependency on electronic reading media, with all its interactivity, might wean us [...]
A new report from ChangeWave Research reveals that less than half of the people who own an e-reader would have bought that same e-reader if the iPad was already on the market. That’s an ugly stat for Amazon, since the Kindle is the undisputed king of the e-reader market, at least today. Source: Business Insider [...]
Image via CrunchBase BARNES & NOBLE said the launch of its Nook e-book reader helped boost online sales, but weakness at its bookstores led to a drop in quarterly profits. The bookseller launched an Internet bookstore in June and the Nook in November in a bid to grab a share of the growing e-book market. [...]
The new e-book pricing level of $12.99-$14.99 agreed to by Amazon recently in a major concession to the power of the big publishing houses is under a grass roots attack by the e-reading public, per “E-Book’s Cost Is Going Up” (NYT 11 Feb 2010). Many committed e-book buyers are balking at this raise from the [...]
In a move to possibly trump a major feature of the new Apple iPad, Amazon recently acquired Touchco, which focuses on developing touch-screen technology. This may lead Kindle into an entirely new display system, user friendly for, among other things, reference materials, entertainment functions, and color displays. (NYT 4 Feb 2010).