April 15, 2014

Ebook Readers: What Does the Future Hold for the Nook?

We will likely learn more on Thursday when Barnes & Noble is set to report their latest quarterly earnings report. The New York Times reports that the company has already warned that losses in the Nook Division  ”will be greater than the year before and that the unit’s revenue for all of fiscal 2013 would be far […]

National Federation of the Blind Assists in Litigation Against Free Library of Philadelphia

From an NFB News Release: With the assistance of the National Federation of the Blind, four blind patrons of the Free Library of Philadelphia—Denice Brown, Karen Comorato, Patricia Grebloski, and Antoinette Whaley—have filed suit [complaint and exhibits embedded below) against the library because they cannot access one of the library’s programs for which they are […]

Roundup: Microsoft Investing $300 Million in Barne & Noble’s Digital Reading Business

Official Announcement Barnes & Noble and Microsoft Form Strategic Partnership to Advance World-Class Digital Reading Experiences for Consumers Barnes & Noble Inc. and Microsoft today announced the formation of a strategic partnership in a new Barnes & Noble subsidiary, which will build upon the history of strong innovation in digital reading technologies from both companies. […]

New: The Kindle Index (Top Cities for E-Reader Purchases)

From the team at the Priceonomics (online price guide database). Direct to Complete Blog Post Along with the rankings and analysis (Lexington, Ann Arbor, and Anchorage) top the list, you’ll also find: Kindle Popularity vs. Avg. Temperature of City Kindle Popularity vs. % of Population With College Education Kindle v. XBox (Sample Number of Units […]

Queens Library First NY Public Library System Library to Lend Out Preloaded E-Readers (Pilot Project)

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From the Associated Press: The Queens Library is becoming the first library in the New York public library system to lend e-readers. Under the pilot program, 50 Nooks will be available for check out at the library’s Central Library in Jamaica, starting on Thursday. Read the Complete Article UPDATE 2: The ereaders are locked down […]

Baker & Taylor and B&N Team Up to Make Library Books Available on the Nook

From a Baker and Taylor News Release (via Paul Biba at TeleRead.com) Baker & Taylor and Barnes & Noble, Inc. announced at the American Library Association Annual Conference that the companies will partner to build awareness among NOOK customers that digital books are available for loan from local libraries, and to provide all library patrons […]

Barnes & Noble Plans to Launch a "New" eReader Device (In Addition to Nook)

A Barnes & Noble 8-K SEC filing yesterday includes this sentence: In a meeting with investor analysts on May 4, 2011, Barnes & Noble, Inc. (the “Company”) indicated it expects to make an announcement on May 24, 2011 regarding the launch of a new eReader device. CNET says the that the new product will replace […]

B&N Releases Major Update To Nook Color Platform Including Introduction of Apps

Barnes & Noble held a webinar today introducing several new features to Nook Color platform.  TeleRead editor Paul Biba attend the webinar and has posted his notes here. B&N said that customers want more tablet features. Biba also mentions the introduction of apps, a full-featured email client, and Flash. Much more in the complete TeleRead […]