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Old 08-23-2010, 11:29 AM   #1
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Is the new Kindle the device that will finally make e-books mainstream, converting real book-lovers to reading in a digital format? The jury is still out on this one, but I think Amazon has a better chance of making this happen than Apple. And that's despite a little experiment I've conducted which suggests the opposite.
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Old 08-23-2010, 04:28 PM   #2
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I agree. Amazon will be the major force in eBook publishing -- just not via the kindle. A year from now this won't even be a debate. Apple will have sold 20 million iPad's, and probably another 10 to 20 million android based slates will have been sold.

And Amazon will happily be the seller of the most ebooks.

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I think it was the psychologist Abraham Masslow who writes: "If the only tool you have is a hammer, you'll see every problem as a nail."

The iPad and the Kindle do different things. An iPod is a much better device for listening to music than the iPad although it can do music, and the Kindle, Sony, etc., are better for reading books.
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Old 08-24-2010, 11:46 AM   #4
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I'm not hoping for either one to change reading. It is the same reading, different storage method.
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Old 08-24-2010, 12:10 PM   #5
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I think it was the psychologist Abraham Masslow who writes: "If the only tool you have is a hammer, you'll see every problem as a nail."

The iPad and the Kindle do different things. An iPod is a much better device for listening to music than the iPad although it can do music, and the Kindle, Sony, etc., are better for reading books.
My iPad is my main reading device, but a lot of the commercial eBooks I buy I buy from Amazon, and read using the Kindle App on the iPad. iPad sales boost Amazon's eBook sales.
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Old 08-24-2010, 12:58 PM   #6
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Is the new Kindle the device that will finally make e-books mainstream, converting real book-lovers to reading in a digital format?
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But I'm going to ignore the findings of my focus group - and stick by my belief that Amazon's device has a better chance of transforming the publishing industry than Apple's.
I think converting people to ebooks and transforming the publishing industry are two separate things.

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In a recent post [an author] says that Amazon's platform is many times more important to him than Apple's new online book store: "I sell 200 ebooks a day on Kindle. On iPad, I sell 100 a month."
Well DUH. The iPad hasn't been out very long, and Kindle books can be read on a variety of devices.
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Old 08-24-2010, 01:22 PM   #7
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To each their own, but I own an iPad and I would never, ever consider doing any serious reading on it. Web-browsing and the occasional online article from the Economist, FT, or news sites, sure. But books? Not on an LCD screen...

I think the majority of people who read A LOT will stay with dedicated reader. E-ink has big advantages in terms of eye-strain. But I do know that LCDs bother some less than others (they obviously bother me a lot...) and I know that people who read a lot are a rare breed, nowadays.
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Old 08-24-2010, 01:54 PM   #8
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I read four or five books each two weeks on my iPad. At home and travelling. Same with my work colleague. The screen is crisp and fantastic. I read on the couch, on the plane and in hotels. The Kindle has good points too but I already have an iPad so why would I get both.
Right now the iBook store is not shaping up but I see Jobs sorting that out before Xmas.
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We already know that the majority of iPad owners on this forum have no problem reading books on it. I've read over 20 so far myself and I could never read a book on my computer.

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Old 08-25-2010, 04:42 AM   #10
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As we keep saying, LCD / eInk : it's a Personal Choice .....

I don't like reading books via PC, but I am very well used to looking at an LCD screen at a workstation, certainly better than CRT!!
My main reading device has an eInk screen ....
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Old 08-25-2010, 06:01 AM   #11
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The iPad will never reach a mass market price. Apple products don't. They target the upscale. Even the ipod touch is $200 for a new older model (2nd Gen) while they constantly release new ones at a $300 price point.

The Kindle will. It's almost there now, but presumably the next model will break the $100 barrier.
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Old 08-25-2010, 06:14 AM   #12
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I think 3 years from now most people will have forgotten LCD tablets even existed.
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The iPad will never reach a mass market price. Apple products don't. They target the upscale.
How many iPods do you think there are in the world?
If the iPod isn't a mass market device, what tech item is?

I'd argue that dedicated eReaders will never become mass-market items, simply because so many people don't read, and would have no use for them.
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I think 3 years from now most people will have forgotten LCD tablets even existed.
I think that in thee years from now Apple will have sold more than 40 million iPads.

I think that in 10 years from now people will have forgotten that eInk ever existed. Something better will have come along that overcomes the obvious disadvantages.
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I think articles like this are worthless. E-readers aren't going to change reading. If a person wasn't a reader before with paper, then they won't be one now. One has to be a reader first and the device doesn't really matter. Very few will think, "Oh, an electronic reader. I'm a reader."
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