The Amazon Kindle is now available in the UK, but for some reason you will still need to order it from the USA Amazon store. I find it incredible that the communication problems took so long to sort out, but I’m glad that I will now be able to take a look at the Amazon Kindle before the Plastic Logic Reader is eventually released (hopefully at some point in 2010).
Anyone who is trying to think of Christmas gifts for writers in the UK (or anywhere else now that the Kindle has international compatibility) might do well to consider the Amazon Kindle. You might also want to take another look at my Six Essential Gadgets for Writers articles (in two parts) for other Christmas gift ideas. For a final dose of inspiration, be sure to visit the Gadgets for Writers Store via the portals in the menu bar on the right hand side of this page.