At the same time, Amazon is signing a deal with the University of Michigan to make "out of print" books available again. And on the other side of the pond, Blackwells, a UK bookstore chain, also plans to open ebook online store.
Ebooks languished in obscurity for so long, people got used to thinking of them as something for which the concept sounded intriguing but there was no practical use for it. Not any more! Now every day brings a new development. I would say it's a brave new world, to coin a phrase.