Waterstones and Amazon's Kindle turn a new chapter

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Kindle Now On Sale In Waterstones

I walked past the Waterstones Eastbourne branch this evening just after it had closed, but noticed that the Kindle station was now stocked and apparently functional.

When I got home I found this BBC video interview with James Daunt and accompany feature from a couple of days ago...

Unfortunately, embedding the video clip in this blog post was not possible so you will have to visit the page to watch it. If you do, you'll find that Daunt comes across as reassuringly composed and relaxed about his strategy.

"I certainly believe that ownership of the physical book does matter," he adds.

"Whereas that little file embedded in a piece of plastic isn't pretty to look at. You can't lend it. You can't sell it. And you can't bequeath it to your children.

"Digital is convenient in some situations - travelling, or reading at night when you don't want to wake the wife.

"But it is also fundamentally unsatisfactory in all sorts of other ways. And that will preserve the physical book as being the majority choice for some foreseeable time, even fiction."

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