I haven't really blogged about the Kindle yet, as I didn't have anything particularly relevant to add to the many discussions going on about this device, and I'd rather comment after seeing one first-hand. In case you haven't run across those many discussions, the Kindle is Amazon's new e-reader, an electronic book with tight connectivity to the Amazon store.
I'll leave specifics about the device aside, as I still have yet to see one in person. However, I came across this fascinating tidbit - anyone can self-publish e-books to the Kindle, using Amazon's new Digital Text Platform. Books can be between .99 cents and 200 dollars, and the author gets 35% (read the legal contract before signing up, the terms may change). One interesting tidbit is that you must agree to allow Amazon to sell your book without DRM, even though they do not currently do so.
In order to try this out, I e-published my earlier story, WishBox, affordably priced at one dollar. (Not so affordable if you are counting per word price, but hey, you can read it here on my blog for free, so nothing to complain about, right?)
If there's interest, I may publish the old Scorched Earth manual as an ebook - that's officially out of print now (a collector's item if you happen to have one) - although I doubt the demand is very high.