Posts Tagged ‘e-books’

you got kindle in my peanut butter

Friday, February 6th, 2009

This is unexpected: It appears that Kindle is going to be a platform after all.

Amazon said that it was working on making the titles for its popular e-book reader, the Kindle, available on a variety of mobile phones. The company, which is expected to unveil a new version of the Kindle next week, did not say when Kindle titles would be available on mobile phones.

“We are excited to make Kindle books available on a range of mobile phones,” said Drew Herdener, a spokesman for Amazon. “We are working on that now.”

This is great news for e-books. The potential of the Kindle lies not in their device (which imho is still missing the mark), but Amazon’s ability to rally publishers behind a unified standard for distribution, and their leverage to force reasonable prices.

(sorry, I’ll try to make this the last e-book post for a while)