Here are some good, recent posts and articles on Kindle, Dx, publishing and books –
- Dr. Driscoll talks about Kindle for low vision patients at Publishers’ Weekly.
- Elton has a very good post – Why the Kindle is the Future of Publishing, and he points out a key thing Kindle detractors are missing i.e. the ability to see what the long term vision for the Kindle is.
- Insight Media thinks 2 million ereaders will sell this year and the number will balloon to 19 million by 2013.
- Andrys at ‘A Kindle World’ writes about the fact that PDF files on the DX might accept notes. The User Guide for the DX says they don’t. This is probably a limitation put in to stall piracy of textbooks via scanned image PDFs.
- ePublishers Weekly lists 10 reasons ebooks should be cheaper than physical books.
- Forbes has a rather short article on the founder of Interead (the company selling the Cool-er reader). I like how they’ve theorized that Kindle will have to change based on the data point of one entrepreneur starting a company that has been selling products for less than a week.
My thought for the day: Newspapers and Book Publishers are still not getting that they cannot support their outdated, inefficient organizations in the new economy.