News – 1) David Letterman doesn’t know what page he’s on in an e-book. Joshua Tallent and the eBook Ninjas know how to fix that. 2) The Kindle is winning the War of the Tweets. 3) The Telegraph in London reports on Jonah Lehrer’s suggestion that e-books are too easy to read. Lehrer’s followup piece is here. 4) Kindle for iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch gets an update with a terrific new interface with Project Gutenberg and other sources of free classics. 5) The Kindle app is an early arrival at the Mac App Store and zooms to Number Three in the free apps. 6) Nora Roberts joins the Million Kindle Club.
Tech Tip – Are weird things happening to the dictionary when you receive a loaned Kindle book?
Interview – Libby Malin Sternberg, an author and editor-in-chief of Istoria Books, penned a pithy op-ed piece on e-books in The Wall Street Journal. (To find the full column, you can Google “Libby Malin Sternberg Wall Street Journal Kindle.”) I spoke with her on January 10, 2010, about pure reading, Kindle bashers and digital publishing.
Content – Thanks very much to James Fallows of The Atlantic for this blog post making the case for E-Books for Troops. Highly recommended Kindle reading: any book-length reporting by Fallows, including Postcards from Tomorrow Square: Reports from China, Free Flight: Inventing the Future of Travel, and Blind Into Baghdad: America’s War in Iraq.