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Amazon to offer 5,000 more books for Kindle

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 01 Jun 2008 14:00 User comments (1)

Amazon to offer 5,000 more books for Kindle Amazon has announced that it will be making 5,000 more books available for its popular e-reader device Kindle, adding to the already 120,000 downloadable titles available.
The new titles are available thanks to a recent deal struck by Amazon and the large book publisher Simon & Schuster.

At last week's BookExpo America convention, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos continued to praise the Kindle and the benefits of electronic books. "That's one of the great things about electronic books. They don't go out of stock." His statement came in response to the recently sold out title "What Happened: Inside the Bush White House and Washington's Culture of Deception." People want it, but it is sold out everywhere.

The Kindle was launched last November and now accounts for over 6 percent of the site’s total book sales. Amazon says it expects that number to increase significantly over the next few years.

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12.6.2008 19:00

Amazon has been pushing Kindle as if it's some form of success for a long time now, and it's all false. It's a marketing job. They've even created false sell-outs of the thing. They won't provide honest sales figures, and that should be your clue.

The truth is, people don't want to purchase it at such a high price. There were pages of complaints about this, but Amazon deleted all of that (including other negative feedback complaints) one day, and the next sent out e-mails declaring it a huge success.

These things cost more than a PS3, and everyone knows it takes them about $20 or less to make. They can put all of the book titles they want on the Kindle, and I will never be interested at such crazy prices.

Not to mention that you'll likely lose your book to Data Rights Management one day.

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