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Reverse showrooming

By Joe Wikert
March 18, 2013

This past weekend a friend asked me to pick up a couple of books for them. Print books, btw, and they needed them later that day. That meant it was time to head to a local bookstore, something I’m doing …

Automated ebook summaries

By Joe Wikert
March 12, 2013

Yesterday I wrote about the opportunity to rethink the used book in the digital world. One option I suggested is for the community to create summaries of ebooks and sell them as bundles with the original work. Now I’m thinking about how …

Publishing News: B&N is at a “fork in the road”

By Jenn Webb
March 1, 2013

B&N, analysts respond to Nook losses Headline news this week was the dismal Nook news from Barnes & Noble’s earnings call on Thursday. The news wasn’t unexpected — Leslie Kaufman reported at the New York Times on Sunday that B&N …

Why B&N should abandon hardware

By Joe Wikert
February 27, 2013

The ebook retailing business consists of three elements: hardware, content, and selling model. Dedicated e-readers (think eInk devices) are losing momentum to tablets. Content is mostly quick-and-dirty print-to-e conversions, or “paper under glass”, if you will. The typical selling model …

O’Reilly’s journey to EPUB 3

By Sanders Kleinfeld
February 7, 2013

We at O’Reilly are very pleased to announce that we have officially upgraded to EPUB 3, and ebook bundles purchased from oreilly.com will now include EPUB 3 files, in addition to Mobi and PDF files. All O’Reilly ebooks released in …

B&N sorely needs to make a mark

By Jenn Webb
November 6, 2012

Ahead of its 7-inch Nook HD and 9-inch HD+ release this week, B&N has reduced the price of its Nook Color and Nook tablets. The Nook Color dropped $10 to $139, and the tablets dropped $20 to $179 for the …

Wikipedia’s EPUB export feature

By Joe Wikert
November 5, 2012

The “best price” phase of TOC NY 2013 registration is about to end. Don’t wait or you’ll end up paying more than you would today. To save even more on your registration, sign up here and use the discount code …

Three questions for…Jason Illian of BookShout

By Joe Wikert
October 11, 2012

1. What is BookShout and what makes it unique? BookShout is a unique type of ereader that allows for sharing and discoverability. In other words, the “social” tools are built into the ereader so that users can either actively or …

Gamechangers: Two important announcements at TOC Frankfurt

By Joe Wikert
October 9, 2012

It’s after midnight here in Frankfurt but I’ve got to give a quick shout-out to two of the most innovative announcements at today’s TOC Frankfurt. First up, txtr and their Beagle device. Watching txtr CEO Christophe Maire introduce the Beagle …

Publishing News: NewCo's global spread

By Jenn Webb
June 29, 2012

B&N plans to open Nook stores worldwide; Joe Wikert says their store focus need a technology turn. Elsewhere, WSJ reporter Alexandra Alter looks at data generated by ereading, and Hugh McGuire argues ebooks belong on the web at TEDxMontreal.

Publishing News: NewCo's global spread

Publishing News: NewCo's global spread
By Jenn Webb
June 29, 2012

B&N plans to open Nook stores worldwide; Joe Wikert says their store focus need a technology turn. Elsewhere, WSJ reporter Alexandra Alter looks at data generated by ereading, and Hugh McGuire argues ebooks belong on the web at TEDxMontreal.

Why I haven't caught ereader fever

By Jenn Webb
May 18, 2012

Ereaders may have their place now, but shifts toward the web and HTML5 make the iPad a wiser and more enduring choice for digital reading.

Why I haven't caught ereader fever

Why I haven't caught ereader fever
By Jenn Webb
May 18, 2012

Ereaders may have their place now, but shifts toward the web and HTML5 make the iPad a wiser and more enduring choice for digital reading.

B&N and Microsoft: The potential beyond digital

By Joe Wikert
May 4, 2012

Joe Wikert: Microsoft should use its investment in B&N's digital business to create an end-to-end consumer experience that rivals Apple's.

B&N and Microsoft: The potential beyond digital

By Joe Wikert
May 4, 2012

Joe Wikert: Microsoft should use its investment in B&N's digital business to create an end-to-end consumer experience that rivals Apple's.

Commerce Weekly: Mobile payments and the consumer experience

Commerce Weekly: Mobile payments and the consumer experience
By Jenn Webb
May 3, 2012

A real-world account of mobile payments, two new apps point to social as the next big thing for mobile commerce, and NFC finds a new role in the Nook. (Commerce Weekly is produced as part of a partnership between O'Reilly and PayPal.)

Publishing News: Can the Nook be a viable business by itself?

By Jenn Webb
January 6, 2012

B&N mulled a Nook spin-off, news organizations decided it's time to capitalize on aggregators, and the 2012 Apple guessing revs up with rumors on iBooks and publishing.

Publishing News: Can the Nook be a viable business by itself?

Publishing News: Can the Nook be a viable business by itself?
By Jenn Webb
January 6, 2012

B&N mulled a Nook spin-off, news organizations decided it's time to capitalize on aggregators, and the 2012 Apple guessing revs up with rumors on iBooks and publishing.

Inside the E-Wars: It's a Braver New Digital World Than Ever Before

By William Stanek
May 11, 2011

I've been a writer in my heart since I was old enough to hold a pencil and a professional writer for nearly 20 years (writing as William Stanek and Robert Stanek). Over the years many would-be writers have asked...

Four short links: 26 April 2011

By Nat Torkington
April 26, 2011

Barnes and Noble Nook Color Gets Android Upgrade (Wired) -- was an e-reader, but now Barnes and Noble are offering an upgrade to turn it into a fully-fledged Android tablet. The only thing you won't be able to do is download apps from the Google marketplace. The Nook retails for $250. (via Glyn Moody) Anime Site Treats Piracy as...

Inside the e-wars: Barnes & Noble Woes and the Digital Marketplace: A 1-2 Punch

By William Stanek
March 7, 2011

Borders and Barnes & Noble used to be great. The #1 and #2 booksellers in the U.S., building out new superstores like they were going to grow forever. Three years ago, a new Borders was built in Olympia. It's...

Bookish Techy Week in Review

By Kat Meyer
October 29, 2010

In what was a very social bookish-techy week, Books in Browsers inspired much discussion of shared reading; bookish social networks launched - and shuttered; Amazon announced that Kindle will soon be sharing-enabled; and the new color nook was announced.

Bookish Techy Week in Review

By Kat Meyer
October 29, 2010

In what was a very social bookish-techy week, Books in Browsers inspired much discussion of shared reading; bookish social networks launched - and shuttered; Amazon announced that Kindle will soon be sharing-enabled; and the new color nook was announced.

Inside the E Wars: So Experiencing Networking Problems with your iPad?

By William Stanek
April 8, 2010

If you are experiencing networking problems with your iPad, you're not alone. I hate to say I told you so but in my previous blog post about iPad, I called it, stating: The transfer speed/reception quality over wireless and 3G...

Inside the E Wars: So How Much Do You H-A-T-E iPad?

By William Stanek
April 2, 2010

Earlier this year, eReaders were all the rage at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. It seemed every company imaginable had or was coming out with a new reader-type device. I blogged about many of the readers right here...

Inside the E Wars: Apple's iPad

By William Stanek
March 14, 2010

Been awhile since a post, been out enjoying the real world. Wanted to post about the iPad, which ships/shipped on April 3, 2010. iPad was big news at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Didn't talk much about it....

Inside the E Wars: Interesting News Continues in the Publisphere

By William Stanek
January 20, 2010

Several interesting media and reading studies released recently. First, Book Industry Study Group released a comprehensive report on ebooks titled Consumer Attitudes toward E-Book Reading (http://ow.ly/WUYw). This is a major study with many contributors and sponsors, but mostly based on...

Barnes & Noble Nook: Installing and Using microSD Cards

By William Stanek
January 12, 2010

Nook has 2GB of internal storage (with 1.3 GB usable for your content). You can expand the storage capacity by adding a microSD card to the device. Cards of up to 16 GB are supported and the cards can be:...

Inside the E-book Wars: CES 2010 update on Barnes & Noble Initiatives

By William Stanek
January 8, 2010

William here. Digging in with a special blog series on the Consumer Electronic Show (CES) 2010 in Las Vegas. As you probably know, Barnes & Noble acquired Fictionwise in 2009 and used this acquisition to launch into the ebook business...

Inside the E-book Wars: CES 2010 update on the eDGE dual-screen Reader

By William Stanek
January 8, 2010

From the Consumer Electronic Show (CES) 2010 in Las Vegas, a sneak peak at a reader device from Entourage called the eDGe. The eDGe, shown in the figure below, has two screens: A 9.7" e-ink display on one side (1200...

Inside the E-book Wars: CES 2010 update on Alex Reader for Borders

By William Stanek
January 8, 2010

From the Consumer Electronic Show (CES) 2010 in Las Vegas, a sneak peak at the e-reader device for Borders stores. This device, from Spring Designs, is called the Alex Reader. Borders and Kobo, its e-book store unit, will offer more...

Inside the E-book Wars: Sony Turns up the Heat

By William Stanek
December 9, 2009

William Stanek here, delivering a new installment in my "Inside the E-book Wars" series. As I let you know in earlier posts, Barnes & Noble began shipping the Nook and Sony began shipping the Reader Daily Edition (PRS-900) in time...

This World of E: A Look Back to Look Forward...

By William Stanek
December 8, 2009

So the Atari 2600 debuted in 1977 and remained the world's most popular video game system through 1984. I bought one around 1978 and happily shelled out pretty big bucks for the privilege of having popular arcade games available for...

Inside the E-book Wars: Best E-Reader?

By William Stanek
December 3, 2009

William here. On 12/3, Business Week picked the Kindle 2 International Edition as the Best Gadget of 2009 because of it's "inclusion of free, high-speed wireless access that lets users download books on the go." But is it really the...

So Long iPod, Hello E-Reader

By William Stanek
November 4, 2009

William Stanek here, talking about electronic paper displays (EPDs). In my earlier blog entries, I introduced EPDs, discussed how the technology works, and delved briefly into ways they're being used. Now, I'll dig in and take a closer look at...


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