Amazon Backs Down On Kindle 2 Text-To-Speech; Will Let Publishers Decide

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Following criticism by some authors, Amazon (NSDQ: AMZN) is pulling back on the experimental Text-to-Speech feature in the new Kindle 2. Instead of making the automated reader available across the board, the company announced late Friday it will let rightsholders choose title by title. Amazon maintains that it has the right to offer Text-to-Speech, insisting “Kindle 2

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I think this could be an amazing thing and cant wait to see how its received by the people who traditionally read.

Kit

How is this now bait and switch advertising on amazon's part? Because they called it experimental are they shielded from customers complaint that they modified the ability of a product post sale?

digital bear

Rights holders should embrace the innovation not hide in fear of technology. If they don't come out with proactive ideas to embrace technology they will precipitate the same downfall that technology has brought to the traditionalists at newspapers & music companies.

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