European bookshops are taking a stand against competition from the Internet, boosted by a renaissance in independent stores and an enhanced know-how.
South Africa's e-reader market received a shake-up this month when Pick n Pay announced that it was bringing the Kobo Touch e-reader to SA for R995.
Amazon is subsidising its devices, but we should be thankful for thinkers like Jeff Bezos - they move the world forward, writes Alistair Fairweather.
At $199, the wireless media player/book reader/web browser/geegaw will be the cheapest of its kind when it is released.
Amazon.com took the wraps off its long-awaited "Kindle Fire" on Wednesday, tacking on a mass market-friendly $199 price tag.
Amazon's challenger to Apple's iPad will be called the Kindle Fire, technology website TechCrunch reported on Monday.