Book headlines are starting to look like all Kindle, all the time.
If you scan book headlines this holiday season, you can hardly help noticing that it's starting to seem like "all Kindle, all the time." (Or at least, "all e-books, all the time." Kindle does have competitors, although sometimes that's easy to forget.)
Look at today for instance: What are the big book stories? Here's a sampling: "Amazon: Kindle Books Outsold Real Books This Christmas" (Wired). "Amazon Shares Up After Kindle Boosts e-Book Sales" (Reuters). "Why Bezos Was Surprised by the Kindle's Success" (Newsweek).
Of course, not all the e-book news is positive. "Is Amazon Working Backward?" asks the New York Times in a blog post that suggests that customer satisfaction with the Kindle dwindles as customers come to know the product better. And the Barnes & Noble Nook apparently suffered a crisis on Christmas as a glut of book orders (presumably from new owners, thrilled to have discovered the device under their Christmas trees) clogged the system. According to Engadget, "All attempts at downloading an ebook [on the Nook on Christmas day] ... were greeted with a 'Queued: Will complete shortly' message."