amazon will sell its brand new E-Ink reader Kindle Paperwhite even before X-mas also in Germany. Furthermore also a library where eBooks can be loaned will be offered with 8500 German titles including all Harry Potter books. The Kindle Paperwhite offers a 6 inch display and a resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels and as a special feature a background illumination. According to amazon the battery will last for 8 weeks with an average reading time of 30 minutes a day.
In Germany amazon already now sells more eBooks than paper books, in US this milestone was reached already in 2010, in UK in 2011. In Germany on 100 sold paper books 108 eBooks are currently sold.