Amazon Says Its E-Books Will Be Readable On iPad
After all, as with printers, it's all about the consumables. You may only sell one Kindle, but you could sell tens of e-books to one consumer. In response to the iPad's introduction, Amazon.com said the following:
Customers can read and sync their Kindle books on the iPhone, iPod Touch, PCs, and soon BlackBerry, Mac, and iPad. Kindle is purpose-built for reading. Weighing in at less than 0.64 pounds, Kindle fits comfortably in one hand for hours, has an E Ink display that is easy on the eyes even in bright daylight, two weeks of battery life, and 3G wireless with no monthly fees-all at a $259 price. Kindle editions of New York Times bestsellers and most new releases are only $9.99.Amazon.com's lower price for e-books may give it an advantage over iBooks. Reports that Apple is planning to let publishers set higher prices ($12.99 and $14.99) for iBooks. But, of course, that's what we said when Amazon MP3 was selling MP3 songs for less than iTunes, and without DRM, as well.