karen_w_newton (karen_w_newton) wrote,
karen_w_newton
karen_w_newton

Busy as a Bezos

I guess it should be no surprise that things move fast in the digital world because it is, after all, digital. But I am surprised at Jeff Bezos' announcement that Amazon will make Kindle books available for other eReaders.

This is interesting for two reasons. First, Kindle has won the ebook price wars, so far. Kindle ebooks are generally cheaper than other version because Amazon stiff-arms the publishers into going along with their pricing philosophy. Second, it points out the advantage Amazon has over other eReader marketers: they also sell books— a lot of books. This move illustrates that they aren't wedded to a single platform for their future market.

There are also rumors afloat on the web that Amazon will soon support the EPub ebook format on Kindle, which would buy them some good will from open source supporters. As reported by The Motely Fool, it looks like Amazon is making a real effort to put their ebook eggs in multiple baskets.







Tags: e-books, ebooks, ereaders, kindle
Subscribe

  • GO TO MY BLOG INSTEAD!

    I'm not using LJ anymore, and since I am pubishing under a pen name, that's what my current blog uses: Carmen's Page

  • Balticon 50!

    So, it's been a while. But Balticon celebrated it's 50th anniversary, so I wanted to post some photos. First, here's grandmaster Larry…

  • ABNA Contest

    Well, it's only a small step but I entered a novel in the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award contest and it made the first round cut. The book is…

  • Post a new comment

    Error

    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic
  • 0 comments