I also said that “I still don’t think this is the device that will dramatically change the game for publishing.” For the most part, Amazon addressed the problems with the original Kindle . … Yes, you can sort by type of document, but I would like to be able to create my own folder system and store my books and other documents where I expect to find them.
Archive for kindle 2
As I pointed out when I wrote about the original Kindle , the device is not so much an e-book reader as it is a portable bookstore. … In addition, you can move books on and off your device from the Amazon servers, so you can actually store more books online than your device can hold.
Surprisingly, Ray Blout, Jr., the president of the Authors Guild, argued last week in the New York Times that Amazon’s text-to-speech function is an infringement of the rights holders’ “audio rights.” Personally, I don’t think this argument is valid, nor is it in the best interests of authors or publishers to maintain this position.
Yesterday, I received my copy of the Amazon Kindle 2. Gail and I are on vacation, so I had them send it to me here. I figured this would be good time to get acquainted with the new device, before I head back to the hustle and bustle of work. In this video I unbox it and give you my first impressions.