Of course I read Smart Bitches Trashy Books regularly. You should too.
Recently Hillel Italie, the AP book reporter stopped by the SBTB blog to answer a few hilarious questions. Take a look at the interview here, but pay special attention to the last question: the eb00k reader.
Hillel Italie suggests that publishers might begin sending advance copies electronically. I think that's a great idea. We all know most books sent out for review end up in a stack teetering precariously toward the moon, untouched, unread, and certainly unreviewed.
I had lunch yesterday with one such industry persona who described her office as a cross between a library and a hurricane.
Think of the cost savings of sending only electrons!
It would also cut down on a very interesting secondary market: selling review copies to bookstores.