E-book market will be hot, flat and crowded

June 25, 2010

The electronic book market is looking increasingly hot, flat and crowded. A vicious price war has broken out among producers of digital readers thanks to Apple's success with the iPad. Companies such as Amazon hope that selling tomes across multiple devices will fill the profit gap. But competition in e-book distribution is heating up and could pressure margins there, too.

Kindle going places, but rivals fast behind

October 7, 2009

To date, Kindle could boast of a critical advantage over other devices: the capacity to wirelessly download new books or other content in under 60 seconds. But that's changing.