I watched the video demonstration of how what they call "the Kindle" works:
- daily newspapers are delivered wirelessly
- one may buy and wirelessly download all bestsellers plus other books and blogs (not all of them; that will have to change)
- you don't need to find WiFi "hotspots" to do your reading or downloading; it works anywhere a cellphone will work
- you can read in bright sunlight or dark, lighting doesn't matter
- you can adjust the type size to your comfort level
- the Kindle will turn the "pages," even "dog-ear" them -- oh, and your book will re-open to the page you were last reading.
If you are "tech," here is the review from pcworld.com, a most trustworthy source, which agrees that the Kindle is too expensive as of yet -- and that it needs the ability to read PDF files. (That's what'll make it able to read self-published books.) Stay tuned. Sure, publishers will still print books. But in five years you will own a reading pod much like this.