There were two major developments Monday in the drive toward electronic reading devices.
The main attention was on the second iteration of the Amazon Kindle, which is slimmer, lighter and with a longer-lasting battery. A new Stephen King novel will be available exclusively on it.
But also of note were the content deals announced by Plastic Logic for its planned e-reader. Newspapers were being lined up to participate in its market debut early in 2010.
E-readers are considered opportunities for print media to eschew costly production and distribution. In using electronic ink, they more closely resemble the experience of paper and offer many of the technical features of the online experience.