Sunday, October 26, 2008
Oprah loves Kindle
Although I'm not an Oprah fan, I am jazzed that she's endorsing Amazon's Kindle Reader.
Michelle Kerns writes, "When Oprah gives a thumbs-up to something--whether it's a food, a diet, a cause, or a book--it doesn't require a degree in business to figure out what will happen next: her millions of devoted fans will line up in droves to eat (or not eat, as the case may be) donate money to, read, or buy, her new interest.
And that is exactly what is expected to happen now that Oprah has officially endorsed Amazon's e- book reader, the Kindle, saying:
It's absolutely my new favorite, favorite thing in the world."
And though it's not a cheap gadget, the books cost less (than paper books) and paper is saved when you read "e." Read more about it in Michelle's column.
It sounds good to me, and I do love e-books, but I will never want to completely abandon printed books. They smell so good!