Last week I found the solution: Amazon’s Kindle. It is a light, simple electronic book that downloads books, magazines and newspapers over a wireless network. Book pricing is typically under $10.00 and the Sunday New York Times sells for $.75. The standard memory is huge and expandable.If you elect to delete a book, purchases can be retrieved anytime in the future.
The screen is unbelievably good and is easily readable in direct sunlight.
Josh Quittner’s article in the current Time Magazine explains. "With Amazon charging $9.99 a title, often a third the price of a new hardcover, the $359 Kindle pays for itself after you buy about 25 books."
Plus, that is 25 books that you do not have to store, sell or give away.
Kindle is a great product and the sales of digital books will, no doubt, continue to climb. Quittner reports that 12 percent of Amazon’s book sales are Kindle-ized books.