As part of the Kindle DX announcement this morning, Amazon revealed that they're working with three newspapers--the New York Times, The Boston Globe, and the Washington Post--on a pilot program this summer where the publishers will offer the Kindle DX at a reduced price to subscribers in exchange for a long-term contract. The Detroit Free Press and Detroit News are launching a similar program with Plastic Logic devices.
This morning Amazon announced its new, textbook-optimized Kindle DX,
launched in partnership with six universities and three textbook publishers. My colleague James
McQuivey and I have been covering the eReader space, and I'm about to
publish a new report on the future of the eReader market.