Publisher’s Weekly reports that the London Book Fair is ripe with gossip about the Amazon Reader. It is reported that Amazon is to release the reader this spring, dependent on content. Amazon Reader will likely run Mobipocket which Amazon purchased a few years ago.
Publishers have already been looking at it for months. Malle Vallik from Harlequin probably reads her ebooks on it.I admit that my jealousy is manifesting itself in an ugly way here, but doesn’t that make you hate these publishers, just a little? The buzz is that the functionality is better and that the cost is to be above $400. The pricing is a bit of downer.
I hope that the design of the Amazon Reader has improved because current pictures show a terrible looking device. I am not sure that I would give up the Sony Reader for it even if there was more functionality. I admit to being vain too. What? Like I’m the only one? Please. How many people own IPODs when there are many other mp3 devices that are less expensive and have more harddrive space? I am just one of the many hundreds of thousands of sheep who like nice looking grass.