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Historical Islay Book Available on New Technology

The Kindle, an electronic device on which you can read e-books and other media, was first launched in 2007. According to Amazon "Kindle is Amazon.com's #1 bestselling item for two years running. It's the most-wished-for, most-gifted, and has the most 5-star reviews of any product on Amazon.com. And now it's even better, they say." Recently Amazon launched the latest generation and they include Wi-Fi and free 3G options to communicate with the outside world together with an entire set of new features. According to a press release by Amazon US, 143 Kindle books have been sold for every 100 hardcovers in the past three months, and that ratio is a more impressive 9:2 if you only look at this past month. If this is the ultimate device to make the book disappear nobody knows. I personally like the feeling of actually holding a book in my hands, being able to browse through the pages and have it sitting somewhere in my bookshelf, ready to read when I want, unfortunately though not where I want. You can't bring all your books with you everytime you are somewhere else. Perhaps this fact alone could be a reason to have books available in a Kindle or other electronic reading device. I think it's a bit like all new media, at first they are only accepted by a few and then suddenly it looks like everyone is using it. Fact is though that currently 400,00 books are available and that is not the only thing you can read on a Kindle, there are newspapers, magazines and blogs too. UK newspaper titles include The Daily Telegraph, The Daily Mail, The Economist, The Independent, The Financial Times and The Evening Standard. Continue reading.....

Today Amazon.co.uk announced the launch of the UK Kindle Store with the biggest selection and lowest prices of any e-bookstore in the UK. Over 400,000 books are now available from the UK Kindle Store, including 84 of the 100 Nielsen UK Bestsellers. Now you might start to think where this is leading to. Well to Islay of course. I had a look around the new Kindle store and discovered that, as far as Islay is concerned, there is not a lot available. In fact at this moment there is one Islay book available for the Kindle but it's a very special title, The Carved Stones of Islay by Robert C. Graham from 1885, one of the best books on Islay you can get. If this particular Islay book can persuade people to by a Kindle, that I don't know. Fact is that this reading device is becoming more and more popular and people who come to Islay could find it very useful, even more so perhaps if you consider that you can also download the Islay PDF Guide onto it and have it ready with you where ever you go.


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