The Book is Dead! Long Live the Book

Did you hear that Barnes & Noble is up for sale? The sale is a watershed event in the history of modern publishing. It foretells a future where the book of yesterday and today will look very different from book of tomorrow. And I love it.…

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Books Are Becoming Fringe Media

Of all the books I’ve read in my life, a shockingly small percentage have been read in the past several years. The big threat to Amazon’s Kindle isn’t people reading e-books on the iPad or the Nook. It’s that books are becoming fringe media.…

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Kindle DX Goes Global

Amazon is going to start selling a global version of Kindle DX for about $489 starting Jan. 19. The device will sell in over 100 countries. It uses GSM technologies -- GPRS, EDGE & 3G -- to power Amazon's global WhisperNet for free downloads.…

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Jeff Bezos on Kindle & e-Books

Amazon.com's chief executive officer, Jeff Bezos, in talking about the future of Kindle says he thinks it won't be long before Amazon is "selling more electronic books than we are physical books." He shares his Kindle ambitions with The New York Times. Here is a summary.…

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