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Microsoft Invests $300 Million in Nook to Take on Amazon and Apple in E-Book Market

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Microsoft and Barnes & Noble today announced the formation of a new Barnes & Noble subsidiary focused around the existing Nook digital e-reader and e-book business, as well as Barnes & Noble's college business. Microsoft will make a $300 million investment in the subsidiary, which is preliminarily being called Newco...
Microsoft Invests $300 Million in Nook to Take on Amazon and Apple in E-Book Market

Pearson buys 5% stake in NOOK Media, the Microsoft-Barnes & Noble joint venture, for $89.5m

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A bit of news straight out of left field today that should perk some ears over at Amazon.com HQ: publishing and education company Pearson has announced that it is investing nearly $90 million in cash in NOOK Media, the recently formed joint-venture of Microsoft and Barnes & Noble. The strategic...
Pearson buys 5% stake in NOOK Media, the Microsoft-Barnes & Noble joint venture, for $89.5m

Last week in Asia: Youku Tudou Inc born, India gets the Kindle, Sony Mobile job losses and more

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Welcome to the latest instalment of Last Week in Asia, our roundup of the key stories and developments from across Asia’s growing technology and Internet spaces. Disclaimer from the start, you’ll find no mention of the Apple-Samsung US case here. Visit our final verdict post for more, while details of the Korean...
Last week in Asia: Youku Tudou Inc born, India gets the Kindle, Sony Mobile job losses and more

Barnes & Noble to stop building Nook tablets, seeks hardware partners

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Barnes & Noble has announced that it will stop manufacturing Nook tablets, but the company is not getting out of the tablet market completely. Instead of building its own, Barnes & Noble will attempt to create a co-branded line of tablets with third-party manufacturers. The announcement does not affect...
Barnes & Noble to stop building Nook tablets, seeks hardware partners

Kobo e-readers are coming to Portugal, starting from $129

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Kobo e-readers are coming to Portugal, the digital publishing and hardware company announced today. This is the result of a partnership with the local subsidiary of French culture retail chain Fnac, which will sell them in its stores and on its website, www.fnac.pt. Kobo and Fnac already have a similar agreement...
Kobo e-readers are coming to Portugal, starting from $129

Amazon's Kindle hits stores in India as digital bookstore launches with over 1 million titles

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India is a huge market with bags of potential for tech firms and, with that in mind, Amazon is expanding its global reach and stepping up its presence in the 1.2 billion populated country with the launch of the India Kindle Store. The company has revealed that the India Kindle...
Amazon's Kindle hits stores in India as digital bookstore launches with over 1 million titles

Barnes & Noble launching UK Nook in October

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Barnes & Noble is planning to launch its Nook e-reader line and digital bookstore in the United Kingdom later this year. Online sales through a UK-specific website are to be supported by retail sales from mid-October onwards, in time for the Christmas holiday period. It will face stiff competition from...
Barnes & Noble launching UK Nook in October

With Google backing out, ABA promises indie bookstores new e-book solution by fall

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Google is ending the affiliate program that allows independent bookstores to sell e-books through their websites, but the American Booksellers Association says it will have a new solution in place “well in advance” of the end of the Google program in January 2013. In a blog post Thursday, ABA CEO...
With Google backing out, ABA promises indie bookstores new e-book solution by fall
Amazon Finally Reclaims Its Namesake, Launches In Brazil With Kindle Store

Whoa! Barnes and Noble and Microsoft ‘Nook up’ for digital joint venture

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This is big news. Until now, Barnes and Noble have been at odds (lawsuits) with Microsoft over its Nook (Android) software. Barnes & Noble and Microsoft Form Strategic Partnership to Advance World-Class Digital Reading Experiences for Consumers April 30, 2012 Newly Formed Subsidiary to Include NOOK® Digital and College Businesses....
Whoa! Barnes and Noble and Microsoft ‘Nook up’ for digital joint venture

J. K. Rowling's Pottermore to launch on PlayStation Home

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J. K. Rowling’s virtual Harry Potter community Pottermore is launching on Sony’s PlayStation Home, the company’s free social gaming platform. Users of Pottermore’s website will be able to link their Pottermore.com accounts to their PlayStation Network IDs. Pottermore at Playstation Home will be available in April. According to an announcement...
J. K. Rowling's Pottermore to launch on PlayStation Home
IPG announces DRM-free option for client publishers
Google Play begins selling books and movies in Brazil as Kindle also expands books into the country

Kobo e-reader and digital bookstore will launch in Japan in July

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Fittingly for a company that is now owned by Japanese e-commerce giant Rakuten, Kobo is officially launching its e-reader and digital bookstore in Japan in July. The Kobo Touch e-reader will be available for pre-order July 2. It is ¥7,980 (USD $100). A full digital bookstore will open at http://kobo.rakuten.co.jp on July...
Kobo e-reader and digital bookstore will launch in Japan in July

Barnes & Noble announces John Lewis as its first Nook retail partner ahead of October UK launch

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Last week we reported that Barnes & Noble was finally bringing its NOOK e-readers and digital bookstore to the UK, launching some time in the autumn. As the company noted at the time, this will be the first time it has expanded its business internationally, and will offer its E...
Barnes & Noble announces John Lewis as its first Nook retail partner ahead of October UK launch

What book publishers should learn from Harry Potter

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After months of anticipation, the e-book versions of author J.K. Rowling’s phenomenally successful Harry Potter series are now available through Rowling’s Pottermore online unit, and as my PaidContent colleague Laura Owen has noted in her post on the launch, Rowling has chosen to do a number of interesting things...
What book publishers should learn from Harry Potter

J.K. Rowling's Pottermore adds ebook gifting and new book

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Pottermore, the Harry Potter community site and digital bookstore, now lets users gift ebooks and digital audiobooks to other people. The Tales of Beedle the Bard, a collection of stories, is now also available as an ebook for the first time. “Shoppers buy the gift via shop.pottermore.com, and can add a personal...
J.K. Rowling's Pottermore adds ebook gifting and new book

Barnes & Noble's new Windows 8 Nook app lets consumers log in with their Microsoft Account

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Today Barnes & Noble announced a new Windows 8 application that will allow consumers to log in using their Microsoft Account credentials. Microsoft owns a portion of Nook, after investing $300 million into it as a separate venture from its parent company. Microsoft’s stake in Nook amounts to 17.6% of the company. Today’s...
Barnes & Noble's new Windows 8 Nook app lets consumers log in with their Microsoft Account

Barnes & Noble to launch NOOK e-readers and digital bookstore in the UK this autumn

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Gearing up for what appears to be a preemptive move to compete against Amazon’s Kindle Fire tablet, Barnes & Noble has announced today that it will be bringing its NOOK ereaders and digital bookstore to the UK, launching in the autumn. The company notes that this will be the first...
Barnes & Noble to launch NOOK e-readers and digital bookstore in the UK this autumn

The Top 13 Free Android Apps You Have To Install (GOOG)

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Today is the international launch of Samsung's highly anticipated Galaxy S III there are also many other Android phone releases on the horizon. We know Android fans are stoked for these major releases and thought it was relevant to put together a list of some free Android Apps that you have...
The Top 13 Free Android Apps You Have To Install (GOOG)

Google enters digital books war

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Search giant Google plans to open a digital bookstore called Editions by the end of the year, the company confirms....
Google enters digital books war

Kobo’s Cheap E-Reader Headed for Borders

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In the era of the iPad, there are two paths that the still-nascent gadgets known as e-readers can take. They can try to take the iPad on head-to-head by adding fancy color touch screens and new features that go beyond reading. Or they can get even simpler and even cheaper,...
Kobo’s Cheap E-Reader Headed for Borders

Pearson to take on Amazon by buying stake in e-reader venture Nook

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Financial Times owner looks to tap into student market by taking 5% share in digital book venture in a deal worth $89.5mFinancial Times-owner Pearson is to take on Amazon with a move into the e-reader market by purchasing a 5% stake in Nook, Barnes & Noble's digital books venture, in...
Pearson to take on Amazon by buying stake in e-reader venture Nook

Kobo appoints former Apple Sales Director Jean-Marc Dupuis to boost its eReader business in Europe

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In a move aimed at boosting its digital bookstore and eReader business in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, Kobo — maker of the Kobo mini, arc, touch and glo readers — has hired former Apple sales director Jean-Marc Dupuis as its new Managing Director. In an announcement earlier today, Kobo...
Kobo appoints former Apple Sales Director Jean-Marc Dupuis to boost its eReader business in Europe

Kobo Glo and Mini e-readers now available in the UK and Canada

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The Kobo Glo and Kobo Mini e-readers have arrived this week in Canada and the UK, according to the company’s blog. In Canada the two new pieces of hardware are available in Indigo Music & Books, Future Shop and Best Buy, while in the UK they can be bought only...
Kobo Glo and Mini e-readers now available in the UK and Canada

From Harry Potter to hoodies: Here’s the week’s media news in review

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There was a lot of news to chew over from this past week in the media, so we’ve taken a broad view of events and packaged them up here in an easy-to-digest bite. Where else would Harry Potter find himself up against Al Jazeera? Reading rights The wait is finally...
From Harry Potter to hoodies: Here’s the week’s media news in review

OverDrive Acquires Cloud-Based E-Reading Platform

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E-books you borrow from the library may soon be stored on the cloud and available to read in your web browser. OverDrive, the leading distributor of e-books and digital audiobooks to libraries, has acquired Booki.sh, an Australian company that provides a cloud-based e-reading platform. Booki.sh also provides the e-bookstore...
OverDrive Acquires Cloud-Based E-Reading Platform

What's the best price for a self-published ebook? $3.99, Smashwords research suggests

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One of the biggest decisions that self-published authors have to make is how to price their ebook. What’s the sweet spot? Self-publishing platform and digital bookstore Smashwords analyzed 11 months’ worth of sales — $12 million, 120,000 ebooks sold — to discern some best practices for self-published authors. The full...
What's the best price for a self-published ebook? $3.99, Smashwords research suggests

B&N shuts down the pioneering Fictionwise digital bookstores

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When Fictionwise launched in 2000, it was a pioneer in a Kindle-less, Nook-less, iPad-less world. The site sold ebooks in a variety of formats like Palm, Rocket and Microsoft Reader. It let users download ebooks to their mobile phones — in 2001. It launched an ebook lending platform for libraries...
B&N shuts down the pioneering Fictionwise digital bookstores

Microsoft partners with Barnes & Noble with $300 million e-reading investment

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In a surprise announcement, Microsoft has partnered with major bookseller Barnes & Noble, forming a new venture that will operate to “accelerate the transition to e-reading, which is revolutionizing the way people consume, create, share and enjoy digital content.”   This is a developing story, please refresh for updates. New...
Microsoft partners with Barnes & Noble with $300 million e-reading investment
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