Originally Posted by solipsism
He's not seeing the big picture. Even if Amazon sells Kindles as razor handles in an attempt to sell eBooks as blades, Apple is likely going to allow their iBookstore eBooks to be read on Windows, Macs, iPhones, iPod Touch and, of course, the iPad from day one. Apple is already entrenched with online media as a popular service so there is no reason we should think the iBookstore is going to fail.
On the other end, Amazon has not made their publishers happy with the excessive percentage they were taking. Amazon has already lost MacMillian as a publisher, as I recall. Amazon even changed their model to give the publishers more as a preemptive reaction to the impending iPad and eBookstore.
Amazon should have been using this time to entrench their service while making the publishers happy. The tried the former while ignoring the latter by tried to profit heavily from the content and hardware while pushing around publishers. Now they will have to compete with the iBookstore head-to-head on the same device but trying to make profit on the content while Apple will be satisfied by breaking even, just like they do with their Amazon music store.
PS: Love your sig. Especially with DaHarder centered.
fine points made here
AMAZON as i see it is based first and formost as book seller .ITS IN Their blood so to speak .
almost ALL the online book sellers are gone or very small while AMAZON has grown and become a great place to shop for almost anything /ALMOST
Every attack by other concerns has been met with a smooth great responce like free or low cost shipping to fight companies who make all there profit from over charging shipping and handling fee's .
yet for 3 yrs or more we see amazon acting weird . amazon has battled a product that was more a dream than a real device
amazon fought and set up a whole defensive industry to battle apple even when its leader was near death from liver cancer <<yes steves untreated slow growing cancer had spread >>
So amazon did the impossible . it gave the consumer in 24 short months fifty ways to sunday to buy a book / it crossed all lines of normal biz standards and smashed all the rules . it said almost anywhere you buy a book amazon will somehow get a cut of the money pot .
the forever money losing piece of crap kindlle has in some ways worked magic for amazon .
soon any kindle book will work on any book reader or p'c or your tv thru net flix / amazon is everywhere 24/7
i can see one day soon that if you buy the complete e=collection of say james bond 007 amazon will give you a free kindle .anything to tie you in to kindle world . if not then kindle apps on apple >>genius huh !!
Amazon saw the writing on the wall and grew very very scared . its PE is flying way way high / too high
It sat back and watched APPLE TAKE over whole catergorie's like music or tv /movies pod casts
on and on
fear grew deep in amazons heart ,the more they sold the more they would lose .
apple not only would strike a poisoned dagger straight into AMAZON'S HEART . IT WOULD DO IT IN BEAUTIFUL COLOUR
APPLE it would/will offer high priced books with lots of visual extras like little movies thrown in about the books'..author subject at hand .
apple will even send a hard cover book after buying a ebook from them .
AMAZON warehouses now look over stocked .
amazon now looks like a bully
amazons whole battle was lost before it even started
steve jobs was coming
Amazom now knows fear
Apple with out a seam will sync its whole universe to its NEW CHILD
IPAD stands tall and shake whole industries before it even ships
Amazon stands alone in a warehouse and wonders what went wrong ??
what more could they have done ??
sadly nothing .
steve jobs is in the house .
steve jobs may god bless him and keep him safe from harm '''