With Wednesday's announcement of Apple's iPad, eBook publishing seems to be taking a leap to the next level. One of the most impressive features of Apple's new device is it's iBook interface and connectivity to an online store where you'll be able to purchase books with just a couple clicks. It's seems like they are really throwing down the gauntlet and directly challenging the Kindle for the future of the eBook.
On a personal note, my second novel, TALE OF TWO SUMMERS, just became available as a download for the Kindle late last year. So if you haven't read it and just got a Kindle for Christmas, it's only $9.99 to purchase a digital copy of the book. As for the iPad, Simon & Schuster was one of five major publishers mentioned at the product launch who will be supporting the new iBook. Now they just have to figure our some way for authors to digitally sign/personalize their books. That would be awesome!