Sunday, June 14, 2009
Examining the changing book industry
The book industry as we know it is changing. Google, the latest contender, seems to possess the clout to give the Amazon Kindle a run for its money.
The Kindle is a compact, electronic book with instant wireless access to tens of thousands of books sold by Amazon, an audiobook player, and a wireless Web browser. Kindle uses a cellular data network to deliver books, newspapers, magazines and weblogs to you immediately.
Amazon sells e-books specifically formatted to work with Kindle. A few days ago, the company started shipping the Kindle DX, the large-screen version of its line of e-book readers.
Meanwhile, Google announced plans to launch a program that will let publishers sell digital versions of their books directly to consumers. The Internet search giant plans to let Google Book Search users "buy access" to copyrighted books with any Web-enabled computer, e-reader or mobile phone.
National Public Radio explores the e-book challenge.
Tags: E-Books, Amazon Kindle, Google Reader, Media by Sistrunk