News – Rupert Murdoch is still talking tough about a possible break with Amazon over the Wall Street Journal’s Kindle edition, despite a price increase in May and a bigger share of the revenue for News Corp. Also, Sony announces two new Readers, one costing only $199 and the other featuring a touchscreen.
Interview – Nicholson Baker, author of “A New Page: Can the Kindle Really Improve on the Book?” in the Aug. 3 issue of The New Yorker, says he expected to like his new Kindle more than he did, and that led to a highly literate takedown of the device and his surprising preference for reading in bed with an iPod Touch. Also, what Baker has learned about the Kindle and the community of Kindle pioneers after publication of his piece. Click here for a list of his books available at the Kindle store.
Comments – Howard Dunlavy, Tom Lichty, Allen MacDiarmid, Charles Tey Tay, and an audio comment from Kes Woodward.
I’ve submitted a panel proposal for South by Southwest Interactive 2010, and when the PanelPicker goes live August 17 through September 4, I’d appreciate your support for the topic, which is “Taming the Kindle – Guidance for Readers and Authors.” Thanks!