A few news items about e-books and e-readers:
Readers getting cheaper, but rising e-book prices causing sticker shock from The Chicago Tribune
New e-book pricing scheme a surprising assault on the wallet from MSNBC
Amazon selling over 1 million Kindles a week from Reuters
I'm assuming the Amazon sales figures are only for recent weeks (i.e. holiday shopping season). I gather they haven't been up front about releasing Kindle sales figures for individual weeks in the past. I wonder if consumers who own e-readers of any variety are going to find themselves buying paper books anyway, as e-book prices go up. I know there are a lot of people who say they will never buy conventional books again, after making the switch. But there are other people who are less committed and who are only looking for the best deal. And this second group is the one that will get lost if the e-book prices go up too much.
Myself, I belong to a third group of people -- those who have no interest, whatsoever, in e-readers or e-books. Go ahead, call me a Luddite, I really don't mind.