While there is no evidence to prove it, that is what Arnaud Nourry, the CEO of Hachette Livre, said in an interview last week.
The other Nathan at the other ebook blog has turned up a radio interview that M. Nourry gave to Soft Power, a French radio show.
I don't speak French, but I've double checked with a second source and the guy does indeed say that the new Kindle is coming the second Saturday in October.
Update: I'm now told that my confirming source was wrong. There is no mention of a Kindle in the radio interview. The only evidence comes from tweets posted by the journalist who interviewed Noury. Sorry, folks. This correction comes from Merrill Goussot, the editor of Le Journal du Kindle. Thanks, Merrill.
So it's coming on a Saturday. Since when do Amazon release product on a Saturday?
Now, you'd think that the CEO of one of the world's largest publishers would have some idea when the next Kindle is due, and this isn't the first time that a CEO leaked details. So I think that he was right about the Kindle coming soon but wrong on the date.
I wonder if he had the month right but the day wrong? What if the correct date is actually 18 October? That is a Tuesday, and Amazon like to launch products on Tuesdays. But there's a second possibility. November 8 is also a Tuesday, so what if it's not coming out until November?
On the other hand, what if this is actually a reference to the local Kindle Store? Perhaps it might launch on 8 October.
In any case, this is just one rumor piled upon a bunch of others. Let's see what turns up next week.
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