Amazon Backs Down on Text-To-Speech Feature

Well, that was quick. A little too quick, if you ask me. Only a week after the Kindle 2 was released, Amazon has decided to do an about face on its Text-To-Speech feature given the pressure from the Author’s Guild. The Author’s Guild maintained that Amazon was in essence creating a third market (the Text-To-Speech […]

The Kindle a Swindle Because of Audio Feature? I Think Not

Roy Blount, Jr., the president of the Authors Guild is among those concerned about the Amazon Kindle’s new audio feature and its possible effects on revenues for writers. He’s written an Op-Ed in the New York Times laying out his case that the feature makes every book on the Kindle an e-Book and an audio […]