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February 2, 2010 by Jerry P.

“There are few things, apparently, more helpful to a writer than having once been a weird little kid.” – Katherine Paterson, Newbery Award-winning author of children’s books

Writing friends…

Apple announces its iPad e-reader, to compete with Amazon’s Kindle, and this past weekend the price war exploded – not between Apple and Amazon, but between book publisher Macmillan and Amazon. The eventual outcome? The end of the $9.99 ebook at the Kindle store.

Maybe.  Here’s literary agent Nathan Bransford’s take on all this: http://blog.nathanbransford.com/2010/02/kindle-missile-crisis.html

An additional note . . .

An Associated Press story Monday on how the iPad works included these observations: “Using the iPad’s touch screen to buy books and start reading seems fast compared with the navigation required on Amazon.com Inc.’s Kindle, which you navigate by pushing physical buttons on the device because it has no touch screen. Book covers are displayed on a ‘shelf’ on the screen, and the reader software emulates the look of a paper book. But the iPad has a glossy screen, so it might not be as easy on the eyes as the Kindle and other e-readers, which generally sport electronic ink technology. And it probably won’t be as easy to read outdoors on the iPad.” (more…)

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