A new, faster Kindle Paperwhite will start shipping September 30

Amazon officially announced a new version of its front-lit e-reader, the Kindle Paperwhite. It starts shipping on September 30 and has a faster processor and an improved light. It also includes upgraded software features that could eventually be rolled out to older Kindles.

Bad sign for e-readers? E Ink sales plunge

E Ink Holdings, the leading provider of e-ink screens to companies like Amazon and Barnes & Noble, just had its worst quarter in four years. But the company says it sees growth in the e-reader market outside the United States.