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  • February 1, 2012
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Barnes & Noble has announced it will not be carrying Amazon-published titles in its stores. B&N chief merchandising officer Jaime Carey issued a statement saying that the company was taking a stand against “Amazon’s continued push for exclusivity”, and that B&N didn’t get many requests for Amazon titles anyway. So, Carey said, if B&N customers…

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  • January 31, 2012
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Three articles have sparked my thinking on this post. The are: The Charlie Stross piece entitled Cutting their own throats, Joseph Esposito’s insightful post on How B&N Can Take a Bite Out of Amazon, and The New York Times article, The Bookstore’s Last Stand Stross talks about how the publishing industry has allowed Amazon to…

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  • January 31, 2012
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As readers of my columns know, Amazon is not my favorite bookseller. It is not because Amazon doesn’t offer value or quality service; it is because I fear Amazon’s attempts to monopolize the book marketplace vertically, that is, everything from acquiring and publishing to selling exclusively. Right now consumers, especially ebookers, are happy with everything…

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  • January 27, 2012
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EBookNewser and GalleyCat have posted an infographic from e-book sales tracking company Booklr which compares the average e-book price of the Top 100 e-books for the Kindle and Nook platforms. Based on information collected over the week of January 12th through 19th, the chart shows that the average price of an Amazon Kindle e-book is…

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  • January 11, 2012
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There are other 7” Android tablets out there than the Kindle, Nook, and Kobo. And as if to prove it, Geeks.com has put three of them on sale for under $100 today. The RPAD is $88.99 new, the Pandigital Novel is $98.99 refurbished (available in dark purple and red colors), and the Coby Kyros is…

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  • January 11, 2012
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I have a great interest in GUI (graphical user interface) design and am very sensitive to designs that cause me extra work.  As a matter of fact, after I retired from the law, one of my most interesting second careers was to help design the GUI for a GPS program (since I had been reviewing…

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  • January 10, 2012
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You can find specially priced ebooks at the B&N Nook Daily Find page.  Today’s book is Living Violet, by Jamie Reed.  Normally $8.99, it’s on sale for $1.99. They also have a Nook Books Deals page for discounted books. However, unlike Amazon and Kobo, they don’t seem to have a separate free ebooks page –…

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  • January 9, 2012
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From the press release.  In addition they are offering $50 off their tablet with a subscription to People. Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS), the leading retailer of content, digital media and educational products, today announced that customers who purchase a one-year NOOK subscription to The New York Times will receive a top-rated NOOK Simple…

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  • January 6, 2012
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From the press release: Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS),the leading retailer of content, digital media and educational products, today reported record holiday sales for its NOOK business, including devices and digital content.  During the nine-week holiday period ending December 31, 2011, NOOK unit sales, including NOOK Simple Touch™, NOOK Color™ and the new NOOK…

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  • January 6, 2012
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From the press release: Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS),the leading retailer of content, digital media and educational products, today reported record holiday sales for its NOOK business, including devices and digital content.  During the nine-week holiday period ending December 31, 2011, NOOK unit sales, including NOOK Simple Touch™, NOOK Color™ and the new NOOK…