Tuesday, June 02, 2009
Amazon's Kindle will have some stiff competition
Motoko Rich reports in the Business Day portion of The New York Times, p B1, that Google will compete with Amazon and others by offering e-books. It will let the publishers set the prices, rather than trying to set up a standard “Kindle” price. The new product will be separate from Google’s recent settlement over its Book Project, and its recent effort to make 1.5 million public domain works available on mobile phones. The new e-books will be readable on any appropriate device connected to the Internet, instead of the Kindle or some comparable reader like Barnes and Nobles’s a few years ago. The link for the story is this.