Latest Barnes & Noble Stories

2012-03-11 08:15:00

Chasing The Cyclone by Peter Thomas Senese has been hailed by book critics and child abduction prevention advocates as a well-written, page-turning thriller evolving around a plot of international child abduction and as a blue print on how targeted parents of abduction can educate themselves on the many warning signs and risks of abduction. Chasing The Cyclone is now available at all major online e-book retailers including Barnes & Noble and Amazon. (PRWEB) March 11, 2012 Peter Thomas...

Lower Nook Tablet Prices To Take On Kindle Fire's Success
2012-02-22 10:32:20

With 16GB of memory and higher resolution screen, the Barnes & Noble Nook Tablet appeared to be a worthy competitor to Amazon´s Kindle Fire but it hasn´t taken off with users as the company had hoped. The most likely cause is was its $249 price point, versus Kindle Fire´s $199 entry price. Barnes & Noble announced today that it would sell lower-priced Nook Tablet device with 8GB of memory for $199, the same price and memory size as the Kindle Fire. In addition, the...

2012-02-19 08:00:00

SoRichIam Media announces the world release of the latest edition of their easy read career and finance classic, The Answer Key to Avoid Debt, Build Credit & Retire Rich to the masses for the first time on iBookstore and NOOK. The wealth and wellness book encourages sustainability for Millennials in a comprehensive, fun and easy way. Making it available in digital format ensures it will likely become a staple of wisdom for a new generation. San Franciso, CA (PRWEB) February 19, 2012...

E-Reader And Tablet Ownership Nearly Doubled Over The Holidays
2012-01-23 13:26:30

Smartphones weren´t the only high-tech device being stuffed into stockings en masse over the holidays. According to a recent study, the number of people who own tablets and e-readers almost doubled between mid-December and January. In fact, the report from the Pew Internet and American Life Project found that nearly 30 percent of Americans now own at least one tablet or e-reader, up from 18 percent at the beginning of December. The percentage of Americans who own a tablet climbed...

Barnes & Noble Slashes Forecast, May Spin Off Nook Business
2012-01-06 05:31:00

Barnes & Noble Inc. slashed its Nook sales forecast on Thursday, and surprised investors by saying it was considering spinning off its digital business in an attempt to regain profitability amid the growing popularity of digital books and magazines. The bookseller said it now expects its Nook business, which accounts for nearly one-quarter of sales, would reach $1.5 billion for the fiscal year ending in July 2012, in part because of disappointing numbers for its $99 Nook Simple Touch...

Nook Color Gets Largest Ever Upgrade, Adds Netflix, Flixster
2011-12-13 05:51:42

Barnes & Noble released a major software update on Monday to its Nook Color, adding many of the features now found in the Nook Tablet. Describing the upgrade as the "largest ever for the device," Barnes & Noble said the new features go well beyond basic performance improvements. “Already the visual appearance between Nook Tablet and Nook Color made it hard to differentiate, and now with Color's version 1.4.1 update, the feature set is beginning to look decidedly similar to...

Latest Barnes & Noble Reference Libraries

Kobo Touch
2014-01-12 00:00:00

The Kobo Touch is an eReader device produced by Kobo Inc., from China, revealed on May 23, 2011, and released in the U.S. on June 10, 2011. It is the third generation eReader from Kobo, and contained improvements from the previous versions. The Kobo Touch included 15 free previews of select books instead of 100 public domain books that were included on the previous versions. Other improvements were an E Ink pearl screen, faster CPU, and it was smaller and lighter. The display is a six-inch...

Barnes & Noble Nook
2014-01-12 00:00:00

The Nook is a brand of e-reader developed by Barnes & Noble with the original device released in November 2009. It featured both Wi-Fi and AT&T 3G, with a 6 inch display and a smaller touchscreen for data input. Since then there has been multiple versions and upgrades. A Wi-Fi only version released in June 2010 and the Nook color using LCD in November 2010. The second generation Nook was released in June 2011, and in February 2012 an upgrade was released to the Wi-Fi only version....

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