How Books Will Survive Amazon by Jason Epstein | NYRblog | The New York Review of Books

How Books Will Survive Amazon by Jason Epstein | NYRblog | The New York Review of Books.

This is a very interesting article on the future of books. Here is a short quotation:

‘The revolutionary process by which all books, old and new, in all languages, will soon be available digitally, at practically no cost for storage and delivery, to a radically decentralized world-wide market at the click of a mouse is irreversible. The technologically obsolete system, in which physical inventory is stored in publishers’ warehouses and trucked to fixed retail locations, will sooner or later be replaced by the more efficient digital alternative.’

Kindle DX in Romania

Retailer-ul Amazon a anuntat ca utilizatorii din 100 de tari, inclusiv Romania, pot face comenzi pentru DX, versiunea cu ecran de 9,7 inch a cititorului de carti electronice (e-reader) Kindle. DX costa 489 de dolari, livrarile vor incepe din 19 ianuarie, iar ecranul mare al terminalului permite si citirea hartilor, dar si a documentelor PDF, anunta compania. Kindle DX poate stoca 3.500 de carti, iar bateria tine o saptamana. Versiunea de Kindle cu ecran de sase inch a fost lansata pe plan mondial in octombrie anul trecut, iar DX era pana acum disponibila doar in SUA.

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