Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Kindle concerns ahead of European launch

From Jim Milliot and Rachel Deahl in Publishers Weekly:
Amazon has given the international publishing community plenty to ponder as it gathered this week for the Frankfurt Book Fair. The pending (Oct. 19) release of a $279 Kindle [an electronic reader] that will be available for sale in more than 100 countries has raised a variety of questions. Here are the most pressing. How will the integrity of territorial rights be maintained? What will be the impact of digital editions on the open market? And how will the international selling of English-language editions be priced and released?

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