Amazon’s wildly popular Kindle e-book reader took the digital publishing world by storm when it was released in 2007, but not everyone could afford the hefty pricetag — especially for a little machine to read digital books. Luckily, e-reader and e-book prices are starting to fall as the e-book becomes a more financially viable format and technology loses some of its early-adopter shine, thus gaining more footing in the mainstream marketplace (thanks, in large part, to the Kindle’s immense success). As you probably expected, Amazon and Barnes & Noble are engaged in a price war over their two propietary e-book readers, but it’s currently unclear who will win. Read more in the New York Times’ recent article, “E-Reader Prices Are Slashed.”
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