Many have tried--and failed--to reinvent the book in digital form. It took the powerhouse that is Amazon to reinvigorate the idea of e-books, and when it released the Kindle, gadget nerds and book lovers rejoiced. But let’s not forget that Amazon’s roots are in selling stuff (books in particular), not building hardware. That’s why the company is piggybacking on the infrastructure it built to sell e-books to Kindle owners, first with an app for iPhone users and now with Kindle for your Mac desktop. It’s all about selling virtual books by the truckload.
If you like shopping Amazon.com on your iPad and have been frustrated by the iPhone-only app or find surfing the full website too much of a chore, you’ll be happy to know that the Amazon Mobile app is now iPad-friendly.
Not that it’s a huge shocker, but Amazon has just gone live with a new page on their website promising a Kindle for iPad app -- and they aren’t stopping there, with versions for other tablet devices as well.
Amazon’s top dogs are likely having some sleepless nights following Apple’s iPad introduction in late January, with a new survey showing that one in four current e-reader owners would have purchased an iPad instead.
quotes a Billboard report that Apple has been irritated by Amazon's
MP3 Daily Deal. According
to Billboard, "The labels make arrangements to provide an exclusive
selling window with Amazon for a big release expected to do a lot of
business on street date."
Seemingly contradicting recent reports that iBookstore pricing on the iPad will fall between $12.99 and $14.99 for new releases, The New York Times has a new report which indicates the $9.99 price point may not be dead after all.
With “big five” publisher Macmillan and e-tailer Amazon putting the wraps on their new deal over the weekend, the wheels are being set in motion for the $9.99 e-book to meet an untimely demise by the time the iPad arrives late next month.
Okay, so the world didn't
change. Steve Jobs came out, unveiled the iPad, it was pretty much most
of what we'd come to expect by this point with a surprise or two thrown
in. Seriously, Apple, AT&T again? That we didn't see coming.
you know what you should see coming? A week's worth of articles, sliced
and diced, chopped and grated, and summarized for your pleasure below. Who says the only thing going on is the freaking Super Bowl?