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Rumor: Amazon to Debut Larger Kindle on Wednesday

AllThingsD, an arm of the Wall Street Journal, headlined by Walt Mossberg, puts forward its opinion that the Wednesday news conference Amazon is holding at Pace University will feature the debut of a larger Kindle designed to target the newspaper reading crowd. The NYTimes is apparently partnering with Kindle on this device. The question I had is whether the Times will offer a subsidized Kindle in exchange for a higher subscription payment. There was an article that suggested printing the Times was more costly than sending every subscriber a Kindle.

Last week, Amazon announced it would increase the charge for converting documents sent to the Kindle from $.10 flat rate to $.15 per megabyte. A PDF can easily be 1 megabyte or larger.

Last fall, Times had approximately 10,000 Kindle subscribers.

Jane Litte is the founder of Dear Author, a lawyer, and a lover of pencil skirts. She self publishes NA and contemporaries (and publishes with Berkley and Montlake) and spends her downtime reading romances and writing about them. Her TBR pile is much larger than the one shown in the picture and not as pretty. You can reach Jane by email at jane @ dearauthor dot com

One Comment

  1. Teddypig
    May 04, 2009 @ 08:55:29

    Hmmm which might be why they bought Stanza.
    Converting and transferring to Kindle through that desktop app was free and easy. I wonder…

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