In his second public presentation since Amazon.com, Inc. bought the iPhone reader company he helped create, Lexcycle‘s COO Neelan Choksi spoke to a room full of publishing types in Random House conference room yesterday.
At the DailyLit-sponsored Digital Publishing Group lunchtime series, Choksi showed off the iPhone reader Stanza to a rapt audience, reassuring them that Amazon hadn’t changed the reader’s features. “It’s business as usual,” he said. “You can still read the ePub format on Stanza, you can still read Fictionwise books on Stanza.”
The digital book leader admitted he will move to Seattle (closer to Amazon’s headquarters) but remained coy about the bookseller’s future plans for Stanza. Finally, Choski shared a slide entitled “The Last 150 Days in e-books,” celebrating the mind-boggling pace of this rapidly growing side of publishing.