Thursday, February 12, 2009

See This? It's Called The Future...

And you can order one right here.

And yes, it is the future. Already, estimates have put Kindle-related sales (devices and e-books) in the $750M range for 2010.

Combine that with the fact that large book chains like Borders are on the DNR list, and you can see the way the wind is blowing.


Slim & Lightweight: Just over 1/3 inch and 10.2 ounces

Books in under 60 seconds: Get books delivered in less than 60 seconds; no PC required

Improved Display: Reads like real paper; now boasts 16 shades of gray for crisp images and text; even reads well in bright sunlight

Longer Battery Life: 25% longer battery life; read for days without recharging

More Storage: Take your library with you; holds over 1,500 books

Faster Page Turns: 20% faster page turns

Read-to-Me: Text-to-Speech feature means Kindle can read every book, blog, magazine, and newspaper out loud.

No Wireless Bills: No monthly wireless bills, data plans, or commitments. Amazon pays for Kindle’s wireless connectivity so you won’t see a monthly wireless bill.

Large Selection: Over 230,000 books, plus U.S. and international newspapers, magazines and blogs available

Low Book Prices: New York Times Best Sellers and New Releases $9.99, unless marked otherwise

Note: all sales of Kindles from the above link go to support pulpy projects on this blog.

I will be adding more Amazon-related material so you too can get MPB-recommended books, graphic novels, DVDs and other cool stuff. It's just our way of stirring the economic pot by letting you in on bargains you can't afford to pass up.

(And let's just say that Kindle 2 will play an important part of your Mad Pulp Bastard's game plan for 2009 and forward)


Emily Blake said...

I won't get one for myself, but I'm excited about the potential this has in the future for replacing textbooks in the classroom.

Cunningham said...

Textbooks seem to do really well for Kindle... I have other more nefarious purposes in mind.

Roger Alford said...

Playing a part in my game plan, too.

Got to play with one recently (the V1 model) and like it a lot. Just wish the price had come down for the new model. Still, it hasn't stopped too many people from getting one.