The Kindle e-book reader from Amazon is really on a roll - here's some of the latest news. -Editor Amazon today unveiled a large-screen version of its Kindle e-reader, fulfilling the predictions of hundreds of tech bloggers. The Kindle DX has a 9.7-inch electronic paper display, a built-in PDF reader, an auto-rotate capability like that of the iPhone, the same 3G wireless technology as the old Kindle, and storage for up to 3,500 books. It will cost $489 ($130 more than the smaller Kindle) and will ship this summer.
To read the complete article, see: Surpise! Amazon Launches Large-Screen Kindle (http://gigaom.com/2009/05/06/surprise-amazon-launches-large-screen-kindle/
As if that news isn't enough - check out this statistic - Kindle books sales now account for 35% of sales for books available in both hardcopy and on Kindle. -Editor Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos dropped a bomb on the book industry while rolling out the big-screen Kindle this morning, Dan Frommer reports:
Kindle sales are now 35% of book sales when Kindle editions are available. Huge jump in Feb when Kindle 2 went on sale.
To read the complete article, see: Kindle Books Now A Shocking 35% Of Sales When Kindle Version Available (http://www.businessinsider.com/henry-blodget-kindle-sales-now-a-shocking-35-of-book-sales-when-kindle-version-available-2009-5)
So... how long before numismatic periodicals and books are available on the Kindle? -Editor
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