Amazon reps have been making the rounds calling the press about an event Monday in New York City. The press conference, which will feature CEO Jeff Bezos, is allegedly a big announcement held at the Union Square W.
Hmm. Let's put the following pieces together.
There are no prebriefings--but don't be surprised if the Wall Street Journal and New York Times happen to get one--and PR people wouldn't even play the guessing game. It's not Web services related we're told. But the e-book guessing game has been going on forever. Amazon has to announce this e-book thing, dubbed Kindle, sometime.
Since I'm not above a little speculation, here's what these clues add up to for me: An e-book that Amazon will send to your account, say Harry Potter. They'll have devices on hand to play with so we can whip up a Black Friday frenzy for e-books.
We'll know Monday at 9:30 a.m. EST. I'll be there live blogging from the W.
Update: News.com has confirmed most of the details of the Kindle. It's coming Monday.
Postscript: Other Amazon possibilities to ponder for the future.