Anything that lasts 500 years is not easily improved upon. Books are so good you can’t out-book the book.Those would be wise words coming from anyone, but how much more powerful coming from one of the key players in the e-book revolution, Jeff Bezos?
Despite a rapid increase in sales of ebooks, and in particular Amazon's Kindle, Bezos explains, at the biggest US bookfair BookExpo America, why he doesn't think the paper book is going away any time soon. In fact, he says that consumers who have bought Kindle are purchasing more physical books than before - a very interesting claim.
Edward Wyatt's article in The New York Times also shows that the Kindle has competitors and booksellers rattled - not least because Amazon is selling ebooks for less than it pays publishers - a ruse that will surely lure consumers to choose the Kindle over other devices. Why you might end up with a total monopoly!
World domination of the book trade isn't all Bezos has set his cap at :
... he waxed enthusiastic about how his “lottery ticket” wealth from the success of Amazon is allowing him to invest in a project to provide commercial travel to suborbital space.Passengers taking a Kindle along to provide a little in-flight reading, of course.