Welcome to The CITE -- a blog on Course materials, Innovation, and Technology in Education, created by Mark Nelson and now part of the Publications Department of the National Association of College Stores. CITE is a pun with multiple meanings - referring to cite as in citation, something people reference; site as in location, website, or place people go to; and sight as in foresight or looking ahead to what is coming. Comments, discussion, feedback and ideas are welcome.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

A new Kindle? Not this year...

According to a news story on the Dow Jones news wire last week, Amazon will not be releasing a new Kindle this year. An Amazon spokesperson noted that a new version of the Kindle would not be out until next year at the earliest.

The article is interesting for its references to e-textbooks. Among other points they note that the publishers are not in discussion with Amazon over e-textbook initiatives, and that the devices are not yet ready for what would be required of textbook content. This conclusion is consistent with conversations and information we have gathered as well.

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