I posted a while back about the interesting potential of e-books-- especially for authors wanting to bring out of print books back into circulation, or new authors trying to get published. I have been working on going this route actually -- excited about bringing out Flight of Michael McBride with illustrations, the Oran Trilogy, and Hannah's Garden(also with illustrations) in electronic formats. So I was pleased to see a follow up article in the WSJ on the trends in e-readers -- particularly the price cuts by Kindle, Barnes and Noble, and now Borders in response to the blistering success of the iPad (still think it's an awful name).
You can read the article here-- and as you do, think about the market that is expanding, and the possibility of a whole new world of readers. Here's from the article:
"Largely due to price cuts, Mr. McQuivey estimates 6.6 million dedicated e-readers will be sold in the U.S. this year, bringing the total sold to over 10.4 million. He expects prices on some e-readers lacking wireless Internet access will hit $99 before the end of this year."
Sounds promising for those of us looking to expand our readership and keep our books out there!