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.
As we all look forward to going to sleep tonight with visions of Apple tablets running through our heads, there’s a rumor floating around that Cupertino may be joining hands with bookseller Barnes & Noble to bring e-books to the device.
Amazon is positioning the Kindle DX as Newspaper 2.0. With a larger
screen, it tries its best to mimic your favorite daily read without
getting your fingers all inky. Amazon has deals with many of the big
national and international papers, but it remains to be seen if
dead-tree versions can be supplanted by expensive electronics.