I have been lurking here for some time and you have a good community. Like many, I have been scouring the net for clues to the Amazon launch which I am very excited (and now let down) about. I have been watching the "kindle editions" grow in number as was pointed out earlier. Did anyone else notice, for the past few days, in conjunction with the vaporous announcement, that the number of "kindle edition" hits on the Amazon site via Google is now shrinking daily, and down to not much more than 1000? I almost hate to attach any meaning to this.
As a frequent business traveler, I really like the idea of the wireless newspaper delivery and ability to carry my sci-fi on one thin device. This whole failure to launch is a real downer. As a marketing guy, I think they really missed the momentum here. I can only speculate that something wasn't ready.