Nook

2014 has been (mostly) a success for the world of technology. New phones were released, watches can now show you your Tweets
American bookseller Barnes & Noble has decided to spin off its tablet businesses in order to arrest worsening revenue declines
US books retailer Barnes & Noble has launched an all-out assault on Amazon's dominance of the UK e-reader market. The company
US books retailer Barnes & Noble has launched an all-out assault on Amazon's dominance of the UK e-reader market. The company
John Lewis has announced a partnership with Barnes & Noble to sell its 'Nook' e-Readers and digital bookstore in the UK. Barnes
It used to be said that everyone has a novel sitting in a drawer, waiting to be published. Well not any more. These days everyone has a novel, or three or five, sitting in Amazon's Kindle Store or on Smashwords. Which is great for all those with literary pretensions.
If there's something that readers universally love about the Kindle, it's the fact you can get so many great books at great prices. What they love more, I assume, is that you can get a lot of good stuff for absolutely nothing too. Nada, zip, etcetera.
The life of an indie author involves several things; ferociously refreshing the sales statistics for their latest releases, obsessively checking social media, maybe a bit of Googling their own name. What it rarely involves, unfortunately, is them looking at how the new ePublishing market can be brought forward, and how that might help them.
It has taken developers 40 years to come up with a way of reading electronically that people enjoy. In the end they had to make the experience as close to that of reading a printed book as possible. People have an emotional relationship to the way they read.
The Kindle has been the device that has lifted Bezos' Amazon to the next level. The pocket-sized e-reader has allowed the company to build technological skyscrapers on its online retail foundations.