Barnes & Noble
Amazon’s e-readers are successful largely because of the ecosystem they tap into: Amazon’s wide Kindle catalog makes it an easy pick for readers, and the company said last year that its Kindle-exclusive titles had been downloaded over 100 million times. Now, competitor Barnes & Noble, whose Nook business is struggling to stay afloat, is trying Continue Reading →
Nook HD
Barnes & Noble’s refusal to open its ecosystem has long been one of our primary complaints about the company’s tablet offerings. The Nook HD and HD+ are extremely nice pieces of hardware that have been held back by their own walled software offerings — having a fast device with a nice screen only gets you Continue Reading →
Barnes & Noble is doing whatever it can to get Nooks and its digital content into the hands of the masses. After running a March promotion where buying a Nook HD tablet got you a Nook Simple Touch e-reader for free, the company is now pushing its presence in Windows 8. Nook Media, a subsidiary Continue Reading →
Barnes & Noble
Barnes & Noble has launched Nook Press, a new self-publishing service for authors looking to write, edit and sell eBooks to Nook owners. Acting as the next generation of PubIt!, Barnes & Noble’s two-year-old service for helping writers self-publish to Nook devices, NOOK Press offers a suite of tools focused on collaboration and content creation. Continue Reading →
Comparing books to ebooks is like comparing mechanical watches to digital watches, or manual cars to automatic cars. No one doubts the convenience, reach, and flexibility of the ebook format, but it will never convincingly replicate the experience of a paper book—nor does it need to. Ebooks are a fundamentally new medium, stuck in an Continue Reading →
Barnes & Noble
Almost two months after Amazon revealed a new ‘Coins’ virtual currency for Kindle Fire app purchases, Barnes & Noble has now announced that Nook-users will soon be able to make in-app purchases too. The media giant has partnered with Fortumo for this roll-out, which means that developers will now be able to monetize premium content Continue Reading →