Techspective continues the discussion about the expensive new Kindle Oasis eReader as Amazon increases the price of reading an eBook by adding bells and whistles few have asked for.
The Oasis is a good looking piece of hardware, but the online retail giant has forgotten it once championed the low cost, convenience and accessibility of eBooks. Forget “even playing field” and “democratizing” publishing. Who’s going to read a $16 eBook on a $379 (without ads) eReader?
Ironically, Kindle2 first hit the market priced at $379 (without ads) back in 2010. So, has Amazon lost its way, or is it finally getting back to its original game plan?
Talking New Media reports that the US eBook Market will continue to grow to $13-Billion by 2020.
Venture Beat reports Barnes and Noble outsourcing some of its Nook eBook services to Bahwan CyberTek (BCT) in India.