Turns out Tuesday could be remembered as a critical day in the history of publishing.
That’s because on Tuesday, Amazon released Kindle 2. As we told you back in February the gadget could be the next big thing in publishing -- and tech, too!.
Essentially it's a digital reader that holds up to 1,500 books and newspapers and includes a "talk to me" feature that reads to you aloud.
If you’ve never heard of it – don’t worry. It was a niche thing until Oprah called it her favorite gadget back in October. Then, sales went through the roof. Now, some say it may overtake the iPhone as the next cult contraption.
The hope for literary lovers is that it sparks a renewed interest in reading; that Kindle not only makes obtaining your favorite books easier – but it actually makes you want to read more.
Sounds kind of 18th century but when the prototype first came out, CNBC Contributor David Pogue suggested it just might be as revolutionary as the Gutenberg printing press. (Okay he didn’t actually say that, but he really was very excited.)
Citi analyst Mark Mahaney is excited too. A self-proclaimed Kindle bull, he told us back in February that Kindle was on track to become a $1.2 billion business for Amazon by 2010.