Thursday, February 26, 2009

We had some great discussion yesterday about the Kindle and the whole eBooks versus physical books. I think this is like that plan vs pants discussion that always gets some heated debate when it comes up. Or self-published versus traditionally published. Small press versus mainstream houses.

I am happy to concede that some excellent points were made about the advantages of the Kindle. Also, that Amazon might want to consider giving Jessica Kennedy a job in their Kindle marketing department. She has almost sold me on a Kindle. Also on Eyes Like Stars, because I saw the cover on her blog and now want it very, very much.

Kindle 3 will have full color, right?


Jessica Kennedy said...

Kindle 3 w/ color would be awesome!!! I'm hoping a version with color isn't too far away....

I can imagine they'd need a larger battery for color. Then again, we'd only need it for those amazing book covers anyway!

If you'd like to buy my Kindle 1 let me know! :) I'd love to get the newer one for myself and hubby won't let me. :*(


Chandra Rooney said...

LOL! Hmm... so what's the difference between Kindle 1 and 2? More battery life and a larger storage feature?

Because as I've said that wireless download capability is a dangerous thing for me.

Zita said...

But, before you go buy a Kindle or a Reader, check this out...

This is supposed to be coming out in 2010.

Leigh said...

all right, kindlers, here is another view on comics and the kindle.

Chandra Rooney said...

I'm now confused. Is Apple Skynet? *g*

Jessica Kennedy said...

I'm all about the here and now. I got the Kindle as soon as I could.

I also have an iPhone. I do NOT read on it. It's just too small.

On the Plastic Logic thing....if I wanted to carry around something that big I'd carry around my gaming laptop or my ASUS EEE PC. Yes, I have just about every gadget! Except the Sony Reader...why get that when I can have the Kindle with the wireless.

Oh, and someone said, "Why would I need the wireless option to get a book asap?" Have you ever taken a book on vacation? I took the Kindle with me to Ocean City, MD, finished a book on the beach and bought the next book in the series in less than a minute and was up and reading the next book without even moving. The normal reader would have had to pack more than one book and lugged that around with them. The Kindle is all I need when it comes to reading.

I would NOT read comics on the Kindle. Color? And I'd want to be able to easily view one or more pages of the comic at one time if I wanted to. I never read comics though so I really have no idea what I'm talking about! :)

Also, Kindle 1 and 2 are basically the same. There are only a few differences. The layout is the most obvious. There's more gray scale, more memory (which I could care less about! Amazon keeps all your books in your personal library, no need to keep them on the Kindle itself), and that's about it. I'm sure there's other minor things but it's basically the same. :) I'm sure the battery lasts a little more but the battery on # 1 is great.

It's only going to get better and better. :)