Retailers, consumers and prices
Brace yourself for the next salvo in the battle of the ebook readers (or electronic reading devices, or e-reader, or whatever you want to call them).
Barnes & Noble is planning a "major event" next Tuesday in New York to announce a mystery... something.
Reuters and others are reporting that Amazon.com is expected to unveil a new version of the Kindle electronic reader on Monday.
While the Kindle is a tiny part of Amazon's web retail business, it gets a ton of buzz, and a new version has been much speculated about on the web. The question is whether mainstream consumers are really ready to buy it, particularly in the current economic environment.