There is now a Kindle in my home. It belongs to my wife’s, not me. Still. There it is. We’re officially e-reading. I had broached the Kindle frontier first earlier this year. I had to download the Kindle app on my Android phone to be able to read electronically submitted review copies from publishers/authors. It works pretty well for most books. There was an ill-fated attempt to read Moby-Dick (Hey! It’s free!) on my phone. I don’t recommend the experience. At this point, our print books far outnumber our e-books, and we have no plans to not buy print books in the future. I’m interested to see how the physical Kindle changes our reading habits though.
A recent post at The Millions nicely sums up “…the Inner Conflict Between Consumer and Booklover” caused by the Kindle. Meanwhile, The Guardian imagines the post-print book world that the Kindle may bring about. The Financial Times says it’s the summer of the Kindle and examines what that means for authors and publishers.