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Barnes & Noble Forecasts Strong Nook Growth
2011-08-31 04:50:09

  Barnes & Noble Inc. said on Tuesday that it had narrowed its net loss during its fiscal first quarter, which ended July 30, as sales of its Nook e-book reader and e-books helped offset lower physical book sales. The largest U.S. bookstore chain forecast sales of its Nook e-reader and e-books would more than double this fiscal year to $1.8 billion, and said book sales would get a boost from the closure of rival Borders. The company reported a loss of $56.6 million, or 99...

2011-08-09 10:18:32

A back-to-school promotion from Barnes & Noble is looking to assist students with the upcoming school year. Purchase any new NOOK e-reader and the bookstore will offer you $100 in free books and study tools. The new limited-time promotion includes a complimentary academic content package with purchase of The All-New NOOK or NOOK Color today through September 11. Students -- and anyone who wants to catch up on the classics -- can enjoy a free collection of 12 Barnes & Noble Classics...

2011-07-27 08:00:00

NAPERVILLE, Ill., July 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- OfficeMax® Incorporated (NYSE: OMX), a leader in office supplies and services, and Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS), the world's largest bookseller, today announced that OfficeMax will be adding The All-New NOOK, The Simple Touch Reader and NOOK Color Reader's Tablet to its growing selection of innovative technology products. The award-winning, critically acclaimed NOOK devices and related accessories will be available...

2011-06-24 06:00:00

NEW ORLEANS, June 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Baker & Taylor, the world's largest distributor of physical and digital books, and Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS), the world's largest bookseller, announced at the American Library Association Annual Conference that the companies will partner to build awareness among NOOK customers that digital books are available for loan from local libraries, and to provide all library patrons with a seamless method for borrowing eBooks and other...

2011-06-16 09:20:00

NASHVILLE, Tenn., June 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Thomas Nelson, Inc. is pleased to announce that Jesus, My Father, the CIA, and Me: A Memoir...Of Sorts by Ian Morgan Cron has been selected as a featured title in the Barnes & Noble (B&N) Discover Great New Writers program. Jesus, My Father, the CIA, and Me will be part of the program for the months of August, September, and October 2011 at B&N stores nationwide and online at BarnesandNoble.com. Former authors to be selected...

2011-05-11 00:00:27

Five Wiley NOOK Appsâ“ž¢ now available: Basic Spanish For Dummies and Wiley CPA Exam Review Focus Notes On-the-Go, including FAR Notes, REG Notes, BEC Notes, and AUD Notes. Hoboken, NJ (PRWEB) May 09, 2011 In conjunction with the launch of NOOK Appsâ“ž¢ for NOOK Colorâ“ž¢, The Award-Winning Readers Tabletâ“ž¢ from Barnes & Noble, Wiley has released five study-aid...

2011-05-07 00:00:29

Android Phone and Tablet Users Can Now Keep Their Tasks and Bookmarks In Sync with a PC or Mac with this New Update to The Missing Sync. This Update Adds Functionality to Phones such as the HTC Desire, Motorola Droid, Samsung Galaxy S, and Tablets such as the Motorola XOOM, Samsung Galaxy Tab and Barnes & Noble NOOK Color. Los Gatos, CA (PRWEB) May 06, 2011 Mark/Space, Inc., the leading developer of smartphone synchronization solutions for PC and Mac, has released an update to their...

2011-04-28 09:39:00

NEW YORK, April 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Barnes & Noble College, the nation's leading operator of campus bookstores and a wholly owned subsidiary of the world's largest bookseller, Barnes & Noble, Inc., has become the first in its industry to develop and launch a social commerce platform. The campus retailer successfully integrated the social networking features of its more than 500 campus bookstore Facebook pages with its award-winning e-commerce websites, creating seamless social...

2011-04-26 10:30:00

FORT WORTH, Texas, April 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- American Airlines announced today that its free application is now available on Barnes & Noble's NOOK Color Reader's Tablet(TM). The American Airlines app is available through NOOK Apps(TM), a collection of high-quality applications launched this week for the Reader's Tablet - making it the first airline with an app for NOOK Color. The app arrives just in time for the summer travel season, giving NOOK Color customers a variety of useful...

2011-04-25 12:25:00

Barnes & Noble Inc. announced on Monday that it has added an applications store and an email program to its Nook Color e-reader, bringing the $249 device closer to working like a tablet computer in the vein of the iPad. The Nook Color has a color touchscreen, as apposed to the Kindle, which features a gray-scale screen that is not touch sensitive. The Nook Color runs Google Inc.'s Android software, but it does not run standard Android applications.  Barnes & Noble is asking...

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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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