Alongside GalleyCat and eBookNewser, our West Coast sibling BayNewser has been covering the eBook Summit–supplementing our coverage with some fascinating points.
Best of all, her coverage included this excellent portion of a presentation by Joshua Benton from Harvard’s Nieman Journalism Lab “For books, the Kindle is a market creator: The people who buy a Kindle, after they buy a Kindle, they buy a lot more books … I have the Kindle iPhone app, and I have bought books that I would not have bought otherwise … But in the news world, do people read more news because of the Kindle? Are people more likely to pay for news because it comes on a Kindle? I think the answer is no. I think the Kindle is a market segmenter [not a market creator]”