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What does Readmill's new iPhone app tell us? Smartphones and books are now inseparable

Nook Media Takes $89.5M From Pearson, Says Holiday Sales Fell Below Expectations

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Nook Media, the Barnes & Noble subsidiary that handles Nook e-readers and digital content, announced today that education publisher Pearson has invested $89.5 million, giving it a 5 percent stake in the company. Nook Media spun out from Barnes & Noble earlier this. B&N owns 78.2 percent , while Microsoft (which made...
Nook Media Takes $89.5M From Pearson, Says Holiday Sales Fell Below Expectations

Barnes & Noble's Nook: Did Microsoft make a bad bet?

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Microsoft’s decision to invest $300 million in Barnes & Noble’s Nook e-reader business earlier this year was a fascinating move that aligns the Redmond company with Amazon.com’s archrival in the digital reading industry. But was it a smart bet by Microsoft? An analysis by media news site PaidContent.org suggests that...
Barnes & Noble's Nook: Did Microsoft make a bad bet?
Barnes & Noble releases Nook reading app for Windows 8

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
Microsoft's $300 million investment in Barnes & Noble is now called NOOK Media

Changes for retailers as ebook revolution moves abroad

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As international publishers and booksellers gather at the Frankfurt Book Fair this week, one big question is what the transition to digital reading will look like outside the United States. At the Publishers Launch Frankfurt conference on Monday, retailers discussed what they are seeing so far. Barnes & Noble is...
Changes for retailers as ebook revolution moves abroad

Readmill rolls out a new e-reader app for iPhone, now letting you sync books between devices

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Digital reading platform Readmill has finally optimized its app for iPhone and iPod touch, almost a year-and-a-half after it first launched for iPad. We first covered Readmill way back in 2011, noting that it made e-books more social with a beautiful Last.fm-style app for reading. The Berlin-based startup then expanded...
Readmill rolls out a new e-reader app for iPhone, now letting you sync books between devices
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Nook goes web (and here's how to read it on iOS)
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iPads replace newspapers in Boston Globe's school donation program

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Many newspapers let readers donate the proceeds of their subscriptions to an education fund when they go on vacation. These funds have gone to provide newspapers and digital subscriptions to local classrooms, but now the Boston Globe is modernizing the program supplying iPads and projectors instead. The Globe announced this...
iPads replace newspapers in Boston Globe's school donation program

Around the world, no set rules for ebook pricing or digital reading

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Which ebook trends cut across cultures and countries and which are country-specific? Execs from Barnes & Noble, Kobo, Google, French retail chain FNAC and India’s Indiaplaza discussed similarities and differences at the CEO panel Wednesday afternoon at the Frankfurt Book Fair. Customers are going to pay for value. In the...
Around the world, no set rules for ebook pricing or digital reading

Why France is shunning the ebook

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When it comes to reading books, the French are determinedly bucking the digital trend and sticking to paperbacksFrançois Hollande, who was once photographed engrossed in French History for Dummies on a dinghy, will no doubt find that his holiday reading is scrutinised this summer. But if he's like the general...
Why France is shunning the ebook
Barnes & Noble slashes Nook pricing ahead of rumored Kindle refresh

Barnes and Noble giving away Nook Simple Touch with every Nook HD+ purchase in limited promo

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Americans love a good bargain -- especially, when it's a twofer. Barnes and Noble, arguably the only real competitor to Amazon's Kindle juggernaut, has just announced a promotion to get as many of its Nook readers into consumers' hands as possible. Starting March 24th and running until the end...
Barnes and Noble giving away Nook Simple Touch with every Nook HD+ purchase in limited promo

Readmill upgrades its social e-reading platform, raises Series A funding

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Berlin startup Readmill this morning expanded its social e-book reading platform with new cloud-based features for both sellers and consumers. More specifically, the company is pushing two new free features that it says will enable readers who buy books from indie publishers and retailers to “enjoy the same convenient user...
Readmill upgrades its social e-reading platform, raises Series A funding
Microsoft invests $300 million in Barnes & Noble

Kindle rivals advance internationally…slowly

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E-reading companies timed announcements around the London Book Fair, which took place at the UK’s Earls Court this week. Kobo Kobo will launch its e-book self-publishing platform — a competitor to Kindle’s KDP and Barnes & Noble’s PubIt! — by the summer, The Bookseller reports. CEO Michael Serbinis also said...
Kindle rivals advance internationally…slowly

Microsoft/Barnes & Noble subsidiary is a done deal, but a standalone public company may not happen

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Back in April we reported that Barnes & Noble was hooking up with Microsoft to form a new venture that will work to “accelerate the transition to e-reading, which is revolutionizing the way people consume, create, share and enjoy digital content.” And today, that subsidiary has finally been given the...
Microsoft/Barnes & Noble subsidiary is a done deal, but a standalone public company may not happen

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

Social, high design, and marginalia: Dotdotdot guns for the ultimate reading experience

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No company or person has yet nailed the digital reading experience for longform texts, such as books and magazine articles. The Kindle is a great platform, but it’s built around the Amazon store and it’s social elements can best be described as weak. Instapaper, Readability, and Pocket all provide...
Social, high design, and marginalia: Dotdotdot guns for the ultimate reading experience

Barnes & Noble cuts the price of its Nook GlowLight ereader to $119

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With fresh Amazon digital reading devices heading to market, Barnes & Noble has cut the price of its Nook GlowLight ereader to $119, CNET reports. The new price has surfaced at two retailers – Target and Walmart – making it quite unlikely that the change is in any way a...
Barnes & Noble cuts the price of its Nook GlowLight ereader to $119
Microsoft and Barnes & Noble complete Nook deal, Windows 8 app due imminently

Hearst Hits 100k Comso App Subscribers En Route To 1 Million Paying Digital Readers

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Another milestone for old-school print magazines moving into a digital future: Cosmopolitan says that it now has 100,000 people paying to read the digital edition of its monthly fashion/beauty/lifestyle magazine. That puts publisher, Hearst, one step closer to a target set by president David Carey last November to rack up...
Hearst Hits 100k Comso App Subscribers En Route To 1 Million Paying Digital Readers

Next-generation ebooks introduced at London Book Fair

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Faber trails 'fully immersive' version of The Thirty-Nine Steps, and a bespoke ebook using digital format to rethink conventional narrativeFiction edged its way closer to a digital incarnation with news that Faber is to publish an interactive visual version of John Buchan's classic thriller, The Thirty-Nine Steps.The publisher announced that...
Next-generation ebooks introduced at London Book Fair

Amazon acquires book-based social network Goodreads

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Amazon announced Thursday that it is acquiring Goodreads, the book-based social network founded by Otis Chandler in 2006. The purchase price was undisclosed. Goodreads, which is based in San Francisco and launched in 2007, has 16 million members. The site lets readers keep track of the books they’ve read and...
Amazon acquires book-based social network Goodreads
E-book upstart Txtr signs majors for U.S. push
Inkling makes its Google-friendly digital publishing tools free to everyone

Tech pioneer Bill Gates still lugs around a giant bag of paper books

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It’s always interesting to keep track of what Bill Gates is reading, and for some reason I envisioned him taking advantage of an e-reader or tablet — or at least something digital — to read and process all that material. Nope. It turns out he takes a giant tote...
Tech pioneer Bill Gates still lugs around a giant bag of paper books
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