An Open Letter To Jeff Bezos – CEO Of Amazon.com
Even though I don’t own a Kindle device, I love everything about the Kindle. I love the way you can download a sample of a book, decide to buy it and be reading the full book within a few minutes
How cool is that?
And Amazon could have taken the ‘Apple’ route of ‘protecting’ the Kindle, and made Kindle books only available on Kindle. Instead you had Apps developed that allowed people who don’t own a Kindle (like me ) to access Kindle books on other devices. For me, I read my Kindle books on either my Macbook or my iPad. But if I had an iPhone (ummm….never) I could read them there. Or if I had a PC (ummmm…also never) I could download the Kindle for PC app.
So for that you have my utmost respect and admiration.
And if that wasn’t enough, you’ve then made the Kindle Publishing Platform available for just about anyone with a word processor program and in Internet connection to publish on.
Now that is seriously cool. Please publish the name of the person who came up with that idea, because it is genius. And whoever that person is, we should all know so that we can thank him personally via tweets, emails and Wikipaedia pages.
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