Tag Archives: competition

Here’s how a local bookseller tried to get my future business

In my recent counter-tirade against the emotional outbursts that booksellers are frequently guilty of when they should be discussing retail strategies, I mentioned that the last time I contacted a local bookstore to offer feedback on what I want as … Continue reading

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Why I won’t buy anything from iBooks

Last month was a sad one for all ebooksellers who aren’t Apple but who offer iOS apps, as well as for ebook customers. If you use a Kindle, Kobo or Nook app on your iOS device, you probably already noticed … Continue reading

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Rumor: Amazon to offer EPUB format on Kindle “soon”

Citing off-the-record statements by four different publishers, the blog Good E-Reader today announced that Amazon will soon offer EPUB format books on the Kindle platform: Four publishers in the last week have confirmed that Amazon has indeed told them they … Continue reading

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How to predict what Amazon will announce next

It should be clear by now that the only time Amazon likes to announce a feature is when a competitor–usually Barnes & Noble–has something to announce. The Kindle 2 price cut this summer happened a few hours after B&N’s price … Continue reading

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Amazon buys touchscreen company, merges it with Kindle division

It’s probably safe to assume there will be a touchscreen Kindle some day, but it’s been hard to make any educated guess as to when. Adding touchscreen capability is a matter of finding technology that’s affordable, that can work with … Continue reading

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Don’t believe the hype about lending ebooks on the Barnes & Noble nook

B&N wants the world to think that you can loan your ebooks to friends on their Kindle competitor, the nook. The reality is that the feature is so restricted that it is barely usable at all. Continue reading

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Don't believe the hype about lending ebooks on the Barnes & Noble nook

B&N wants the world to think that you can loan your ebooks to friends on their Kindle competitor, the nook. The reality is that the feature is so restricted that it is barely usable at all. Continue reading

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Report from Frankfurter Book Fair on the state of e-readers

It looks like publishers have finally accepted the idea of e-readers being a legitimate part of the book market, judging by their comments at this year’s Frankfurter Book Fair, according to Reuters: Penguin publishers Chief Executive John Makinson told Reuters: … Continue reading

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