Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Amazon eBooks to spread beyond Kindle

Speaking at Wired Magazine’s Disruptive by Design Conference, Jeff Bezos - Amazon CEO confirmed that, at the same $9.99 price, electronic books purchased from Amazon will be formatted to function on other e-readers and computing devices, opening Amazon’s 300,000-title store to a host of new customers. He also hinted that the Kindle reader would support other formats. The move makes sense; Amazon can grow an e-reader business separate from its e-book business. And, if Amazon has the best e-reader on the market as it seems to think it does, then the move toward an open platform has the potential to launch the Kindle into the same or similar presence as enjoyed by the iPod.

Found at: Fast Company.

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