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Calibre pops out release 1.3!

Whether you’re an eBook aficionado, an aspiring writer, or ar just trying to get a handle on all of your eBooks across all of your devices the open-source Calibre program is your solution.  You can manage your library, sync your files to virtually every device you’ve got, and even convert eBook formats. Calibre is free …

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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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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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Microsoft Effectively Doubles the Value of Barnes & Noble’s Nook Unit

Back when we used to play board games – before life and the internet interrupted beautiful friendships – Risk was a favorite. My strategy often resulted in owning vast tracts of land and prudently utilizing my resources to effectively remove players from the board by chipping away at their defenses. It didn’t hurt that wins …

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