Kindle not the Book’s iPod Moment

Amazon took the Australian book industry a little by surprise yesterday when it announced it was making its e-book reader the Kindle available worldwide.

But while the announcement has impatient so-called early adopters crying “about time” few in the Australian book industry are ready to call this the e-book’s “iPod moment”.

Kindle users face the same major problem (though not necessarily for the same reasons) that users of other locally available e-book readers, such as the recently launched ECO Reader have encountered: you can buy the device but you can’t necessarily buy the e-book you want to read on it.

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Source: Crikey

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