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Will e-readers sell big for the holidays?

Will e-readers become the big sellers this holiday season? (I mean, besides Sarah Palin's book).


Maybe. The Los Angeles Times reports that in an online survey one in five shoppers said that they planned to buy some sort of electronic reading device (such as a Kindle or a Sony Reader). The survey said 62% favored the Kindle, with 32% favoring the Sony Reader.

From the Times:

"When asked what they would like to get as a gift this year, about 1 in 10 cited a digital book reader. Portable music players, once the hot holiday ticket, got just 3.4% of the vote, while game consoles came in at 6%, according to the survey commissioned by Retrevo, a gadget review website."

Read the whole story here.

Before these shoppers buy, though, they might want to read this story at TheBookseller.com, which reports that a number of Princeton students say they're dissatisfied with the Kindle DX. And they got the devices free (as part of an initiative to use less paper). One called it "a poor excuse of an academic tool."


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