Kindle Taking Over America
More love for my beloved Kindle from the NY Times:
More Readers Are Picking Up Electronic Books – NYTimes.com: “Amazon’s Kindle version of ‘The Story of Edgar Sawtelle ’ by David Wroblewski, a best seller recommended by Ms. Winfrey’s book club, now represents 23 percent of total Amazon sales of the book, according to Brian Murray, chief executive of HarperCollins Publishers Worldwide.
Even authors who were once wary of selling their work in bits and bytes are coming around. After some initial hesitation, authors like Danielle Steel and John Grisham are soon expected to add their titles to the e-book catalog, their agents say. “
Good stuff. Here’s my outrageous prediction… the Kindle will develop as a platform like the iPhone (but all geared towards book nerds like me). Watch.