News – On the longest day of the year, this week saw one of the shortest price wars in memory, the Seven-Hour E-Reader War between Barnes & Noble and Amazon. Who won? I’d say Amazon did, by undercutting the nook’s new price by $10, at $189 compared with $199 for the nook. Om Malik and CrunchGear both suggest Amazon’s winning ways are likely to continue. (Thanks to Nate the Great for his tweet answering my question about how long the war lasted.)
Tech Tip – More about Collections and how to change your primary dictionary in Kindle software 2.5.2.
Interview – Russ Grandinetti, Amazon’s Vice President for Kindle Content, on June 23rd talked to me from Seattle about authors as customers, ePub, blog subscriptions, Harry Potter, and more.
Content – As we begin our stay at the beach, I’m passing along what looks like a promising beach read – To Speak for the Dead by Paul Levine, the first of his thriller-novel Jake Lassiter series, now available on Kindle for $2.99, 20 years after it was first published.
Comments – Dan Meyers on Instapaper, Jim Corkrum on Instapaper in Collections (not), Ron Mertens on e-book numbers, Andrys Basten on e-book numbers, and Ann Miner on her son’s avid Kindle reading. Also: Maurice Lawles with a link to his post about the Kindle and nook price decreases, and ePub.