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  • September 26, 2012
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Now that B&N has their new Nook gadgetry out for all to see, it looks like they are going to turn their attention to their next set of devices. Yesterday a friend tipped me to a couple new job postings for B&N. The jobs are located at the Nook facility in Palo Alto, Calif., and…

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  • August 22, 2012
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America’s largest retailer released their latest quarterly financial report today. The report covers the 3 months ending 28 July, and while the news was generally good there was also a time bomb buried in the details from the Nook division Sales in the B&N bookstores and the B&N College bookstores were both up slightly last…

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  • March 26, 2012
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Do e-readers get young people reading? Here’s some more anecdotal evidence. “Author in training” K.D. Rush blogs about his eldest daughter receiving a Nook for Christmas and going from someone who just doesn’t care for reading to the sort of person who pulls a paperback version of The Hunger Games out of her purse when…

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  • March 21, 2012
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Which is the better e-reader, Nook or Kindle? If you listen to Consumer Reports, the answer is the Nook—by a nose. Book eReader reports that CR’s latest review, comparing the Kindle to the Nook Simple Touch, calls the Nook better…by 1 point. The Nook tied the Kindle on most things, such as battery life and…

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  • March 20, 2012
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A brief piece on PaidContent by Laura Hazard Owen today covered the Barnes & Noble Nook Development Conference at Mobile Monday London. B&N didn’t really say much about when or if the Nook would be available internationally. The company did say it had no plans to open stores outside the US, and has not confirmed…

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  • March 20, 2012
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Now that I’ve abandoned Amazon I need to find an alternate ebook retailer. Even though I’m switching platforms I have no desire to buy someone else’s dedicated e-reader. My plan is to do more reading on my new Asus Android tablet. B&N was my first choice but my initial results have been very disappointing. The…

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  • March 14, 2012
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From the press release: Barnes & Noble has updated its popular, free NOOK for Android app, bringing NOOK Comics to Android tablet customers. With the version 3.1 update, Android tablet users can now access Barnes & Noble’s expansive collection of comics, graphic novels and manga on their 7- to 10-inch devices (Android OS 2.2 and…

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  • March 6, 2012
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You can find the registration for this free workshop here.  According to the blurb:

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  • March 6, 2012
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From the press release: Just under a year after the launch of Dark Horse’s digital initiative, it is announced today that the company has expanded the number of platforms on which comics fans can access their favorite Dark Horse titles! After an incredibly successful first year of Dark Horse’s proprietary iOS app and digital storefront,…

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  • March 3, 2012
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From a Google translation of an article on the Dutch site Ereaders: The American bookstore chain Barnes & Noble (B & N) plans to deploy a Dutch ebook store to open and start selling on the Nook-ereader. B & N is in discussion with Central Book House on a link for Dutch digital books to…