Apple announced this morning that they will start taking pre-orders in the US for the iPad on March 12, and the unit will arrive a few days later than originally planned, on April 3. (That’s for wi-fi models; 3G units will come in late April.)
The company says that “all models of iPad will be available in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain, Switzerland and the UK in late April.”
In other device news, the WSJ reports on plans by Sony to introduce “a portable device that shares characteristics of netbooks, electronic-book readers and handheld-game machines” later this year to compete with the iPad.
Author JA Konrath continues his series of posts reporting on his progress selling some of his own books on the Kindle. “I’m currently selling $1.99 ebooks at the rate of 170 per day. That means I’m earning around $120 per day just sitting on my butt. If this trend continues as-is, I’ll earn $43,800 this year on previously published short stories and novels that NY print publishing rejected. But I don’t expect this trend to continue as-is. I expect it to explode,” when Amazon doubles the royalty for such projects.