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Old 11-29-2007, 09:11 PM   #1
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Kindle publicity that's good for Sony, too

This comes from the Rising-Tide-Raises-All-Boats department.

A side-by-side review in USA Today titled "E-book Readersby Sony, Amazon have their charms" actually does a nice job of pointing out the pluses and minuses of both units. In general, it puts the whole e-book industry in front of a bunch more eyeballs.
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Old 11-30-2007, 04:26 AM   #2
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Very true. And the price and the look of the Kindle makes the Sony so much more attractive.
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The best thing he said about either:

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It sounds like pulp fiction. But once you get used to reading James Patterson, Michael Lewis and other authors on a light paperback-size electronic reader, it's less odd than you think. You eventually forget how you're reading, and get engrossed in the writer's creation.
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I agree. I think that's why I'm likely to stick with my Sony rather than move to the Kindle. The Sony, once I'm reading, just disappears.

One of the reasons that I still write all of my first drafts by hand is that the tool shouldn't distract from the task. Since I'm in IT, a computer can't disappear for me, and the first draft is when I want the fewest distractions. Once I'm done, I key it in, but I still print it to do proofs, edits, and revisions.
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One thing that happened immediately for Sony Readers' was the immediate drop in prices on many books on their site upon the announcement of the Kindle and it's prices.

I hope this is a general price reduction and not just a Seasonal Holiday "Sale."

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One of the reasons that I still write all of my first drafts by hand is that the tool shouldn't distract from the task. Since I'm in IT, a computer can't disappear for me, and the first draft is when I want the fewest distractions. Once I'm done, I key it in, but I still print it to do proofs, edits, and revisions.
Exactly the opposite for me: It's much easier to type than write, not to mention easier for editing. I just start on a keyboard and finish it that way.
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Old 12-04-2007, 06:30 PM   #7
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One thing that happened immediately for Sony Readers' was the immediate drop in prices on many books on their site upon the announcement of the Kindle and it's prices.

I hope this is a general price reduction and not just a Seasonal Holiday "Sale."

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I don't think it's going to be just seasonal. Prices on ebooks dropped everywhere, not just at the Sony store. With the new lower prices everywhere I don't think anyone will want to be the one to raise prices again, unless there's a very good reason to expect their customers will be loyal in spite of higher prices. I suppose DRM might do that.
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Very true. And the price and the look of the Kindle makes the Sony so much more attractive.
I was one of the Kindle pre-orders, but I got cold feet when I noted that the Sony was about $150 cheaper! I changed my order and so far I am happy with the PRS-505. I think that the online ordering on the Kindle would be nice, but the temptation might be too great.

This is my first eBook reader since my Palm Pilot days (not a fantastic reader) so I am really enjoying it.
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