Tuesday, August 18, 2009

More Positive Signs for E-Books

I've been reading a lot using the Kindle app on my iPhone and have also downloaded the Barnes and Noble app and a few of the free e-book offerings. It's surprisingly a very good user experience on the small device, which I think will accelerate the acceptance and adoption of e-books.

Phones, PCs Put E-Book Within Reach of Kindle-less
A few weeks ago, Pasquale Castaldo was waiting at the Dallas-Fort Worth airport for a delayed flight, when a man sitting across from him pulled out an Amazon Kindle book-reading device.
'Gee, maybe I should think about e-books myself,' Castaldo thought.

He didn't have a Kindle, but he did have a BlackBerry . He pulled it out and looked for available applications. Sure enough, Barnes & Noble Inc. had just put up an e-reading program. Castaldo, 54, downloaded it, and within a minute, began reading Jane Austen's 'Pride and Prejudice.'

As others are also discovering, the North Haven, Conn., banker found e-books quite accessible without a Kindle.

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