Microsoft gambles $300m on e-readers

Microsoft is jumping into the fast-growing ebooks market by investing US$300 million in Barnes & Noble's Nook e-reader and university business, as it looks to unlock Amazon.com and Apple's grip on the exploding tablet computer market. Continue reading at 'Stuff'

[ Stuff | 2012-05-01 00:00:00 UTC ]
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B&N Revises Microsoft Deal; Microsoft Consumer Reader Coming?

Barnes & Noble as disclosed some modifications to its agreement with Microsoft that will give B&N the option to not develop additional Nook Window apps. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Microsoft's $300M Barnes and Noble investment promises new Windows 8 Nook app

Book retailer Barnes and Noble announced on Thursday that its partnership with Microsoft in a new limited liability company called Nook Media LLC is complete and ready to go ahead of Windows 8's launch. Barnes and Noble first announced it was considering a spin-off of its digital content... Continue reading at Betanews

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'Significant expansion' for Nook as Microsoft invests $300m

Microsoft has invested $300m in Barnes and Noble, forming “a new subsidiary” of the... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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'Don’t ask what’s wrong with the reader, what's wrong with the books?': writing for readers with dyslexia

From tinting their pages yellow to redesigning fonts, publisher Barrington Stoke is leading the way in dyslexia-friendly books. They and their authors – including Meg Rosoff and Anthony McGowan – explain the practicalitiesMainstream understanding of dyslexia has come a long way from the days... Continue reading at The Guardian

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E-Readers for Real Readers

Dedicated devices for reading ebooks have been a hot category for nearly a decade, with tech firms from Amazon, Samsung and Barnes & Noble releasing a dizzying number of options in recent years. Yet while most of the new devices being introduced for reading ebooks... Continue reading at ABC News

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San Diego Reader Launches eBook Publishing Program to Re-Introduce Great Writing to New Readers

The San Diego Reader is mining gold from its rich archives and releasing the treasures as a collection of six eBooks, the first installment of a series that will showcase the literary quality and historic value of a collection spanning more than 40 y ... Continue reading at Editor & Publisher

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Microsoft buying Barnes & Noble's Nook Media? Microsoft insider says no

An anonymous Microsoft source calls talk about Microsoft planning to buy the Nook Media branch of Barnes & Noble 'nothing more than a rumor.' Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

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France’s New Report: 2020 Has ‘Converted’ Many Readers

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Opinion: Reaching Black readers

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Mateo Askaripour | 'The lines are intentionally blurred, which puts the responsibility on the reader to decide what’s what'

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Francine Rivers: ‘I’m Not Trying to Make Readers Happy'

The Christian fiction writer's bestsellers such as ‘Redeeming Love’ challenge readers to find answers in faith for their toughest questions and roughest issues. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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The Guardian view on the writing business: readers must ultimately benefit | Editorial

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In the ’80s, she wrestled as Mad Maxine. Now her debut novel takes readers inside the ring.

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Know thy reader

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36 of the Best Book Lover Quotes for Readers

When people ask why I love books, I can't always find the right words. Thankfully, others have done it for me with these book lover quotes. Continue reading at Book Riot

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“The House on Vesper Sands” and “The Historians” feature appealing characters, who are the true draw of any well-told tale. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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Small Acts, Big Impact: 2021 Environmental Books for Young Readers

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