Ouch. Still too high. And there are other issues, such as the Kindle’s inability to read the new standard for e-books—ePub, as the geeks call it.
But the Kindle could be a solution for computerphobic readers, since it’s so easy to find and buy books on the device.
Here’s the Solomon Scandals angle: You can read nonDRMed e-books in the Mobipocket format for the Kindle, whether or not Scandals is officially on sale in the Amazon store for your country. Buying information is here for electronic and paper editions.