Thursday, March 05, 2009

Kindle: Not Much of an Impact

Julia Boorstin (SeekingAlpha) thinks the Kindle won't have much of an impact and lauds the Apple/Amazon 'partnership' as a possible savor of the publishing industry. "Previously, e-Books were only available to the small group of Kindle owners who shelled out $359 for the device." she wrongly enthuses. I just realized in writing my rebuttal in the comments that I missed the most obviously wrong part of that statement: "only available" WTF?

She goes on to gush "Sources in the publishing industry tell me they're really excited about the potential for e-Books." Humm. But this is all good because Amazon has such a hard time struggling to get customers that "This news is also huge for Amazon; bringing e-book capabilities to the iPhone should get millions of users to pay the $7-$10 price for each e-Book download."

It's going to be big, big, big.

The last comment about Kindle not having an impact is a killer.

2 comments:

shubh said...

Potential of e-books will be on high in coming years but seeing the presence of other informatory media, fight of Amazon to sustain its position of undisputed leader will be become more tough. Such types are need of the hour and will certainly help to grow.

shubh said...

Potential of e-books will be on high in coming years but seeing the presence of other informatory media, fight of Amazon to sustain its position of undisputed leader will be become more tough. Such types are need of the hour and will certainly help to grow.