News – 1) A report in DigiTimes, picked up by Engadget and CrunchGear, quotes sources at upstream suppliers as saying Amazon has placed orders for a much-rumored new tablet PC, to ship in the second half of this year. 2) CNET reports that a Barnes & Noble SEC filing states the company will announce a new e-reader on May 24. 3) Reuters reports that the Kindle is coming to Wal-Mart. 4) Peter Meyers envisions an elegant system for updating e-books.
Tech Tip – Are there limits to what you can highlight in a Kindle book? Well, that depends on what you mean by highlight. Andrys Basten has some answers, and I try my own experiment.
Interview – In a conversation on May 2, 2011, I asked Kindle Director Jay Marine about how Amazon’s Kindle Library Lending capability will work, when it goes live by the end of the year. Also, he offered updates on the launch of the Kindle with Special Offers and the German Kindle Store. Jay last appeared on the podcast a year ago, on TKC 95.
Content – Amazon creates its fourth publishing imprint, Montlake Romance, which will publish love stories in Kindle, paper, and audio formats.
Other links mentioned – Episode 3 of my Edge of the Road podcast offers two tips for novice users of the MyFord Touch system.