Thursday, January 27, 2011

It is the End of Books.

"For every 100 paperback books sold, Amazon has sold 115 Kindle books since the beginning of the year, the company said."  Amazing how paper books are plummeting. 

Can you believe that the 560 year run of ink on paper books is drawing to a close?

I love my Kindle, and I won't buy a book that is not on the Kindle. I am so over paper.

I wish Kindle would enable better magazine reading. I think the local newspaper, The Detroit Free Press, is pretty good on the Kindle, but I am not happy with Atlantic Magazine on the Kindle since there are no graphics.  I keep finding free Atlantic articles on line that are more interesting than my paid Kindle subscription. The iPad version of Atlantic costs $5.99/copy, and hell if I am going to pay that when I can pay $1.99/copy for a paper subscription. 

The truth is that I really want a new Nook Color. It does pictures much better -- that is not needed for books, but what is a magazine without graphics?