Tag: Barnes and Noble

Barnes and Noble puts brakes on Nook tablets

Barnes and Noble announced some significant changes with the Nook today, following the press release of their fourth-quarter and full-year earnings reports. They took a beating, but they’re going to pivot. Barnes and Noble will stop manufacturing the Nook tablets after the holiday season, but will continue to make eReaders. From the press release: The …

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Nook Seeks an Edge With $2 E-Books

Lauren Indvik is reporting on Mashable that Nook has unveiled a new program, Nook Snaps, that offers short subject ebooks of 5,000 words for $1.99.  These ebooks are 60-day Nook exclusives, which seems similar to Amazon’s 90-exclusive Select program. From the article: “It’s an editorially driven program that reflects our ongoing commitment to high-quality short …

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Question: What is the hardest thing about publishing an ebook?

This question was recently asked in a group I’m part of.  Here’s the whole question: Question: What is the hardest thing about publishing an ebook?  I’m curious what problems here people have had with publishing ebooks themselves. i’m currently working on two books that I want to release as ebooks, but I’d like to avoid …

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Sticker Shock! Verizon No Longer Subsidizes Tablets

With the introduction of Verizon Wireless‘ “Share Everything” family plans at the end of June, the company has stopped subsidizing tablets. According to Verizon, tablets will now be on the same data sharing plan that other devices are on instead of being part of a separate data plan that required tablet purchasers to be locked …

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ISBN Recommendations from BISG

I’ve read the Policy Statement from the Book Industry Study Group – POL-1101 – where they lay out their policy recommendations for identifying digital products. Although ISBN stands for INTERNATIONAL Standard Book Number, the recommendation is “applicable to content intended for distribution to the general public in North America but could be applied elsewhere as …

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