An article at wired.com talks about BooksOnBoard, the largest independent eBookstore, announcing a $99 eBook Reader. It’s a little misleading. Read the story here, and you’ll see there are strings attached. You can buy the reader for $99 after you shell out $500 for a Gift Certificate.
They’re offering the older Sony PRS-505 model Reader in the deal that retails for $299, so it’s a fine piece of tech that would be an excellent starter model, yah?
The moral of the story is plain. eBook Readers are still way too expensive for the mainstream, and eBook sellers know it. We’ll certainly give them marks for trying and for seeing the writing on the wall.