Screening the Latest Bestseller.

My story on the Sony Reader and the e-book market is the lead story on Wired News this morning. Check it out!

Wired News: Screening the Latest Bestseller

image of Sony Reader

Electronic books have traditionally gone straight from the manufacturer to the remainders bin — but the market has never gone away entirely, despite years of tepid sales and failed predictions.

Now a new device from Sony is generating buzz worthy of a Stephen King novel. Some people are even wondering whether the Sony Reader might be just the ticket to kick the e-book market into high gear.

Scheduled to go on sale this spring for between $300 and $400, the Reader is a compact slab about the size of a small paperback book (5-by-7 inches, and a half-inch thick). But it’s the 3.5-by-4.8-inch display that made it the buzz of the Consumer Electronics Show earlier this month in Las Vegas.

Screening the Latest Bestseller.

One thought on “Screening the Latest Bestseller.

  1. thane says:

    The only way I can see this taking off is if there are a lot of reference materials published for it. $300 for a recyclable paperback that will break if I drop it in a puddle is not very appealing. However, $300 for a searchable pocket copy of all of the Cisco manuals would have some appeal.

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