I made pretty extensive use of my Kindle this last fortnight – and the ability to order a book and have it delivered more or less instantaneously was great when it came to getting hold of Information and Coding Theory.
But a few gripes remain. It’s plain that publishers do not put the same effort into editing their books for the Kindle as they do for print (some small but still annoying errors that would never be allowed in print for a maths book are all to obvious in that one, for instance).
And why can’t we have colour in Europe? That points to the bigger problem: that the Kindle concentrates too much power, close to all power, in the hands of the distributer.
- E-readers vs. Books (bbookbabes.wordpress.com)
- 10″ Kindle??? (victorvikoli.wordpress.com)
- Amazon says Kindle ebook sales have overtaken print (guardian.co.uk)