(Note: Link repaired 12-25-08, 9:45AM)
The New York Times published an article on Dec. 23, 2008 entitled Turning Page, E-Books Start to Take Hold. Authors Brad Stone and Motoko Rich did a good job of summarizing the situation.
The item that struck me the most was the fact that 20% of Amazon's sales of “The Story of Edgar Sawtelle” are Kindle sales. That's very encouraging to us e-book authors.
The only thing I'd quibble with is the authors description of Harlequin as "the Toronto-based publisher of bodice-ripping romances". (emphasis mine) Ugh, will that old meme ever go away? Romances have changed so much since that description was first used back in the 1970's.
I'll try to get my monthly astrology post up soon, but in the mean time, Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah to all!