June 16, 2009
Amazon May Open Up Kindle, e-Book Business To Other Formats
Amazon is willing to separate the the e-book business from the Kindle business. Jeff Bezos is quoted in Information Week saying e-book content from Amazon will be available on a variety of platforms for the same $9.99 price point. He also suggested that the Kindle open itself up to other content from other vendors. How serious this may be is another question, though it may help Google with its Justice Department investigation on the book settlement. The market gets a bit more open if Amazon moves away from linking its own content exclusively with its own reader.