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New Kindle Audio Feature Causes a Stir

Amazon.com Inc., pushing further into the digital distribution of books, unveiled a thinner and faster version of its Kindle electronic-book reader but raised controversy among publishers and others with a new text-reading feature.

“Our vision is every book ever printed in any language all available in 60 seconds,” said Amazon Chief Executive Jeff Bezos at a Monday press conference in a New York library.

The Seattle company also said it has a new work by best-selling novelist Stephen King, called “Ur,” which will be available exclusively on Kindle.

Originally launched in November 2007, Kindle has been so popular that it was out of stock over the key December holiday-shopping

complete article @ WSJ

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