Barnes & Noble Unveils Apps, Integrated Email for Nook Color

The Nook Color eReader is one step closer to realizing its potential as full-fledged Android tablet. Barnes & Noble today announced a new firmware update for the $250 Nook Color that adds integrated email, as well as a dedicated app store.

According to a press release, Barnes & Noble will offer a selection of free apps and paid apps, with approximately half of the collection available for $2.99 or less and the vast majority priced at $5.99 or less.

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Barnes & Noble opens NOOKbooks Spanish language digital bookstore

Barnes & Noble has opened the virtual doors to NOOKbooks en español, the “first-ever Spanish language digital bookstore in the United States.”

The growing library of bestsellers, new releases, classics, and works in translation includes more than a third of the top-selling trade Spanish-language titles in the U.S.

Anyone with a Nook device (Color, Wi-Fi and 3G) or another gadget with Barnes & Noble’s free eReading software (PC/Mac, iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, BlackBerry, Android-based smartphone) can access and download titles from NOOKbooks en español now.

B&N adds tablet features to new Nook Color e-reader

On Tuesday Barnes and Noble introduced the Nook Color, an e-book reader with a 7-in. LCD color touch screen that’s built on Google’s Android OS.

Barnes & Noble on Tuesday introduced an e-book reader called Nook Color, which will allow users to view color e-books and access social media applications on the Internet.

The device combines the simplicity of a wireless e-reader with tablet functionality, said William Lynch, CEO of Barnes & Noble, during a launch event for the device in New York. The next big step in e-books has been color, and users and publishers have asked for it, he said.
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Nook e-reader software ready for iPhone, iPod Touch

Barnes & Noble also adds rating feature to Nook for iPod

Barnes & Noble today released free Nook e-reader software for the iPhone and the iPod Touch, along with updates to Nook software for the iPad that provide content rating capability and more.

The bookseller also sells a Nook e-reader device, but it has always focused on making its collection of 1 million e-books available on other readers and computer platforms, a strategy that not all of its competitors have followed. The company said today that it plans to continue to add support more platforms and devices in the future, but it didn’t provide further details. Read the rest of this entry »

Barnes & Noble Planning Big Push to Increase Nook Sales

A Nook boutique in Livingston, N.J. Barnes & Noble hopes to take advantage of its brick-and-mortar stores to promote the e-reader.

BARNES & NOBLE customers are about to see a lot more of the Nook.

In September, the chain will begin an aggressive promotion of its Nook e-readers by building 1,000-square-foot boutiques in all of its stores, with sample Nooks, demonstration tables, video screens and employees who will give customers advice and operating instructions. Read the rest of this entry »

B&N Offers Students Free NOOKstudy eTextbook Software

Proof, if you needed it, that Barnes & Noble is one of the more dynamic retailers around: as well as hardware, it’s just gone into software, with its free NOOKstudy application, a Mac- and PC-compatible program that lets students keep everything they need on their computer, from textbooks and class handouts, as well as making notes directly into their eTextbooks. Read the rest of this entry »

Barnes & Noble Introduces NOOK™ Wi-Fi® and Lowers NOOK 3G Price, Giving Book Lovers Greater Choice and Even Greater Value

At Only $149, Wi-Fi-Only Addition to NOOK Family is the Most Full-Featured, Low-Cost eBook Reader on the Market, Now Available Online at

Bestseller NOOK 3G is First Dedicated eBook Reader with
Free 3G Wireless and Wi-Fi Connectivity Available at $199

Latest Software Update to Both NOOK Models Offers NOOK Customers
Complimentary Access at All AT&T Wi-Fi Hot Spots and Improved Reading Features

New York, New York – June 21, 2010 – Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS), the world’s largest bookseller, is giving book lovers more choice and greater value in dedicated eBook Reading devices with the addition of NOOK Wi-Fi to the NOOK by Barnes & Noble family for just $149, and a new lower price for its award-winning NOOK 3G at $199. The new NOOK Wi-Fi offers all the great features of NOOK 3G – a color touchscreen for navigation and best-in-class E-Ink® display for a great reading experience – plus Wi-Fi connectivity. NOOK Wi-Fi is now available to order online at and
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Barnes & Noble offers free coffee to promote in-store e-reading

Promotion aimed at users of Nook, iPad and other devices running Barnes & Noble e-reader software

Computerworld – Free coffee is Barnes & Noble’s latest means of inducing customers to use its BN e-reader software in various devices, including the retailer’s own Nook, while inside its stores.

During the limited promotion period, customers who show a Barnes & Noble cafe server an open e-book on any device running the BN software can get one free tall cup of coffee. The eligible devices include the Nook along with iPads, iPhones, iPod touches, BlackBerries or HTC HD2 devices and portable Mac or Windows computers. Read the rest of this entry »

eBook Reader Buying Guide

If you’re ready to buy an eBook reader but need help making sense of all your choices, you’ve come to the right place. Electronic books (“eBooks”) and devices are everywhere. There are currently hundreds of thousands of eBook titles available, not to mention periodicals, blogs and other online media. With so many competing devices, and many more slated to hit store shelves throughout the year, how do you pick the best one for you? Read on.
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Nook Surpasses Kindle in March Sales

It looks as though Barnes & Noble’s Nook eReader has surpassed shipments of the Amazon Kindle for the month of March. According to research from Digitimes, the Nook accounted for 53 percent of eReaders shipped to U.S. vendors last month.

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