According to this NYTimes article, this October Amazon.com is going to debut the Kindle, an electronic book reader that will wirelessly connect to Amazonâ€™s site (Engadget has a picture and more speculation on it here). (The article also predicts that Google will charge for online access to the digital copies of some books in its database). Interestingly the article suggests that Sony’s ebook reader (released last year) is doing well.
It’s another platform that could be used to distribute/publish comics if it actually takes off. One potential issue for indie comic makers though will be how Amazon deals with distributing books to the Kindle and whether it charges publishers for that.