Tech-minded bibliophiles in the UK have been forced to sit around and, er, read real books made of paper, while our American cousins have been lording it up literary-style with Amazon’s Kindle ebook reader for years. However, that could all be set to change – if rumours are true the techy tome-displayer could be heading for these shores as early as next week!
The Bookseller has been informed by an anonymous source that Amazon will make the announcement next week, having tied up a raft of non-disclosure agreements with publishers.
Qualcomm is reportedly working on providing the UK Kindle’s wireless service, which allows users to download ebooks, magazines and newspapers from pretty much anywhere.
We’ll keep an ear to the ground for more on this.