Can Twitter help publishers and stores sell books? Check out Ann Kingman’s findings on the Booksellers Blog.
David Pogue hearts the new Kindle and answers concerns about the end of print publishing with three words: “Don’t be silly.”
But Tim O’Reilly offers this “bold prediction”: “Unless Amazon embraces open e-book standards like epub, which allow readers to read books on a variety of devices, the Kindle will be gone within two or three years. […] Open allows experimentation. Open encourages competition. Open wins.”
Launching in March, Kachingle is a new online service that will encourage people to donate to newspapers, blogs, and other websites they love reading.
As part of an experimental program, 500 students at Northwest Missouri State are using e-readers instead of print textbooks.