Kindle Goes Open Source and other news
Coming on the heels of speculation that Kindle might be considering some kind of epub participation either by offering epubs or opening the Kindle up is the release of source code for the Kindle, Kindle 2, and the Kindle Dx. I think this points toward Kindle opening up its platform to accept other formats (and maybe not just epub). The source code can also lead to improvements like folders or some type of category management system that the Kindle currently lacks. (According to Courtney Milan in the comments, this is not the true developer code, only code that is released for GPL purposes)
In other Kindle news, Forner is estimating that Amazon is selling 600,000 Kindle books a week which translates, roughly, into a Kindle owner buying, on average, 1 book a week. Times has an article about Amazon taking over publishing which is something we’ve discussed here at Dear Author. (self pat on the back).
All articles via Teleread.org.