In a late Friday night news brief from Publishers Lunch (why yes, I’m checking publishing news at 11:30 pm. What else would I be doing on a Friday night??), Amazon has announced that they will allow authors to decide on a title-by-title basis whether they would like a computerized voice to be able to read their work on the Kindle 2.
Big big news. Amazon still asserts that it’s legal, but suggests that authors will be more comfortable if they have the choice. They’re working on the techno gizmo alterations as we speak.