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Barnes & Noble Releases Nook for Android

Barnes & Noble Releases Nook for Android

With Barnes & Noble fighting Amazon for eBook dominance, and Apple and Borders/Kobo trying to get in on the action, it makes sense for B&N to follow Amazon to every platform it has a presence on. To bring everything up to Amazon, Barnes & Noble has finally launched nook for Android. The app works as you’d expect, allowing users to read all their nook eBooks on their Android devices.

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Race to Most Popular eReader is On As Amazon and Barnes & Noble Wage Price War

Race to Most Popular eReader is On As Amazon and Barnes & Noble Wage Price War

Competition for e-reading consumers’ affection sizzled on Monday as Barnes and Noble dropped the price of its Nook e-book reader 23 percent to $199 and introduced the Nook WiFi at an even bigger bargain $149, though the latter device can only be used in a WiFi environment. Amazon, whose $259 price tag for its Kindle e-reader previously matched the Nook’s cost exactly, responded by dropping the price of the Kindle to $189.

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Book Publishers Looking for Universal eBook Format

Book Publishers Looking for Universal eBook Format

Last week many companies involved in book publishing came together for the annual BookExpo America to discuss the present and future of books. One of the major points to come out of the meeting was that publishers want a single eBook format that can work across all platforms. Perhaps they haven’t yet heard of ePub. {Wired}

As it stands now, eBooks are made available through mostly proprietary book stores like Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and the iBookstore. Other companies like Kobo, Sony Library and Fictionwise offer eBooks that work on their selected devices or apps, but can also work on other devices. Those stores use the ePub format, which was supposed to be the universal format. EPub is actually used by Barnes & Noble and Apple as well, though some extra Digital Rights Management (DRM) is added on top of the existing ePub DRM in those stores.

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Merry Christmas! Here’s Not a Nook.

Merry Christmas! Here's Not a Nook.

Longer than The Lord of the Rings, more dramatic than The Odyssey, and more ridiculous than a two-day marathon of America’s Next Top Model, the saga of “The Nook” continues. While Nook initially got great press from the Tech world – word is that the device is superior to Sony’s eReader and even Amazon’s Kindle […]

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Kindle’s #1 (but it’s not as impressive as it sounds)

Kindle's #1 (but it's not as impressive as it sounds)

If you’re scouring Amazon for their great Cyber Monday Deals today, you may want to check out their number one selling item. Blue-Ray DVDs? Wii consoles? Going Rogue?  Nope. Amazon released a press release today stating that the Kindle, the incumbent eReader facing competition from Barnes & Noble’s Nook, is currently its top dog. Thanks […]

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B&N’s Nook Is, Indeed, Awesome

B&N's Nook Is, Indeed, Awesome

We told you about Barnes & Noble’s rumored eReader last week, and now it’s official. The Barnes & Noble Nook (previously known as the Athena) is getting rave reviews – not just for the fantastic dual E-Ink and color LCD touchscreen we told you about, but also because it will  let you temporarily lend your book to a friend […]

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Imran Amed's Signature9

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The Business of Fashion editor introduces us to his signature style items

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Video interview with Vogue Paris editor Carine Roitfeld

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