This isn't going to be a whine about the Kindle per se. I like books in paper... I enjoy holding the book in my hand and having the flexibility to bring it with me in the bathtub without fear of major electronic damage, but I definitely see the benefit of the Kindle. It's lighter than even one hardcover book and I like the idea of being able to change the font however I want. Someday when my kids are older, I'll probably buy one.
But what annoys me is how much books cost on the Kindle. And this is after you've already shelled out a bunch of money for the Kindle itself.
You can't get Kindle books at the library, so the free option is out. You can't buy Kindle books used (I get Amazon used books for about $4 or less). So you basically have to pay the "new" price for Kindle books, even though there's zero production costs.
For example, take the new Sophie Kinsella book I've Got Your Number. It's in hardcover, so it costs about $15 new. Yet the Kindle version is $13. So even though there's zero production cost and Amazon made you pay for the Kindle, you only save $2. Kind of ridiculous.
Moreover, if I wanted to get Kinsella's older book, Confessions of a Shopaholic, published four years ago, the paperback is the exact same price as the Kindle version. WTF?
Kindle books need to get cheaper. Like, now. Until then, I'm officially boycotting Kindle books. Which is pretty easy, since I don't own a Kindle.