Sunday, November 25, 2007

All your holiday shopping needs solved right here

I've been following all the hoopla about the new Amazon Kindle..Amazon's version of the e-reader. Until today I missed the BEST book available on the Kindle.

If you're thinking of buying a Kindle reader for the upcoming Giftage Season, you'll definitely want to include a book or two!

I haven't held a Kindle reader, and I'm not planning on shelling out $400 for one either. I'm a lagging adapter of all things newfangled, but I've got my eye on them for sure.

If you're buying one, I'd be very interested in hearing about it!

19 comments:

D. Robert Pease said...

I'm usually an early adopter of technology, but I'm just a bit baffled by the $400 price tag on this thing too. I'd buy one in a minute for $100 or maybe even $200. But for $400, I'd rather get something more feature-rich like an iPhone. I wish they had checked with me before deciding on the price. :-)

kitty said...

$400 to read books? Yee-gads, I prefer to curl up with the actual book itself. Nothing will ever compare to that.

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Church Lady said...

I had a discussion on my blog about this a couple of days ago. The price tag is definitely a deterrent. And many expressed that the feeling of curling up with a good book can't be replaced. And the name pretty much sucks.

Great books available though! :-)
I am personally interested to see how it will fare. I think if the price doesn't come down, competing companies will develop something better for cheaper. (with the features that people like d. robert want)

I wonder how you can dog-ear a Kindle?

DeadlyAccurate said...

I wonder how you can dog-ear a Kindle?

By clicking a button. (Really. It has a dog-ear feature.)

I'd probably get one if it were in the $100-$200 range, but $400 is too much. It's neat, though, with a dictionary and free Wikipedia access.

Margaret Yang said...

No thanks on the kindle. I am thoroughly enjoying my paperback copy of The Electric Church by Jeff Somers. It truly is a great read in the format of my choice.

Ryan Field said...

I can't believe all the talk going on right now about all this. I've had ten e-mails this morning from friends...one was even a link to a major magazine where it's featured. I heard about this ten years ago from a friend who works at Random House (the technology has been around for quite a while) and I've been exicted about it since then. I'm buying one if I have to skip a meal to do it.

Realistic Writer said...

I'm more interested in hearing about the business model that will be used to screw the authors out of any income from Kindle "sales." And "sales" is in quotes for a reason.

Rebecca Burgess said...

Like everything new and shiny, they'll gouge the mavens then reduce the price for all us cheep, timid bandwagoneers within the next year or two. I'll get mine then, providing they're still around :)

Eric said...

I'm waiting for the Chinese knock off.

M. G. Tarquini said...

I've had a lot of emails about this, but me and my friends are cheap sonuvabitches. We'll wait a few years.

Church Lady said...

hahahahaahah "Chinese knockoff"

It will be Indian, my friend. Or Korean.

Good one. LMAO!

Eric said...

The Koreans will contract with a Chinese factory for OEM. If Amazon isn't already contracting with a Korean company, that in turn is already contracting with a Chinese company for OEM. In which case, you can probably already get Kinbles (note the b) out the back door of the factory, or at street stands along Nanjing Bei Lu in Shanghai.

Wonder what they're selling for?

The Anti-Wife said...

$9.95 plus shipping and handling of about $390.

The Grump said...

I want my technology to be as simple and reliable as driving a car. Which makes my wonder why I use Windows.

Whatever, I'd probably buy when the device is cheap and simple to use.

Sha'el, Princess of Pixies said...

I like my e-books in simple .pdf format. The readers are an attempt to stop piracy. I support that. I won't pay that price because .... yarrrr, I be Cap'n Skin Flint. Yarrr!

Southern Writer said...

I can see how they could be helpful to agents and editors so y'all don't have to carry around a bunch of manuscripts, but I still prefer good old fashioned books. I am curious to know, if they're backlit so I could read in bed without a lamp, and therefore, not disturb the person lying next to me.

I would hate having to wait for a page to load, and otherwise, the only advantage I see is if they really catch on, they could save a lot of trees and reduce global warming.

McKoala said...

They're all sold out, so somebody's buying them.

I'd be interested in a later model - when the price drops and the technology is more established. And, of course, if they ever start selling them outside the US.

Morgan said...

Sony has the same thing for 200 bucks cheaper, plus it can read PDF, the kindle can't. I won't be buying the kindle, not until it can improve just a bit...and lower in price, of course.

freddie said...

I'd consider getting the Sony (or something even cheaper) for traveling. My problem is when I travel, I never know what I'm going to be in the mood for, so I wind up taking five, six, or seven books, filling up a backpack before I can fit in my laptop.

But at home I'd rather have the book.