The press conference will be held at Pace University, site of the New York Times's nineteenth-century headquarters, and will reportedly feature an appearance by Arthur Sulzberger, Jr., the Times's publisher.
Coincidentally -- or not -- the Times is rumored to be one of Amazon's partners in introducing a larger Kindle.
At a time when U.S. newspaper revenue is collapsing, widely attributed to readers' preference for getting the news for free on the Web, a larger Kindle is widely seen as a possible lifeline for the industry.
The current Kindle, even with only a 6-inch screen, already has attracted paying subscribers to the Times, the Wall Street Journal, and other newspapers and magazines.
The new device is expected to have a screen size about as big as a standard sheet of paper.
Amazon is not the only manufacturer presumed to be interested in a larger-format e-reader.
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Observers expect Amazon’s press conference scheduled for Wednesday in New York to see the introduction of a larger-size Kindle suitable for magazine and newspaper reading.
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