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Old 11-16-2013, 10:03 AM
 
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I have a nook e-reader, the simple touch. Nice small sexy machine.

I'm only going to start ramping up my reading now that Grad School is almost over--here'w what I'm curious to hear:

1. Is BN going to be around for a while?
2. Are Barnes & Noble e-books price competitive with Amazon e-books? I don't mean romance novels no one's heard about but whether generally speaking, their books are within one or two dollars of Amazon's price.

I don't want to have to pick up a Kindle unless I have to. For what it's worth, I do have a regular android tablet with Nook and Kindle Apps, but I want an e-reader to be my commuter device as that way I don't have to carry a bag to work.
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Old 11-16-2013, 12:55 PM
 
Location: Houston, Texas
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I have a nook e-reader, the simple touch. Nice small sexy machine.

I'm only going to start ramping up my reading now that Grad School is almost over--here'w what I'm curious to hear:

1. Is BN going to be around for a while?
2. Are Barnes & Noble e-books price competitive with Amazon e-books? I don't mean romance novels no one's heard about but whether generally speaking, their books are within one or two dollars of Amazon's price.

I don't want to have to pick up a Kindle unless I have to. For what it's worth, I do have a regular android tablet with Nook and Kindle Apps, but I want an e-reader to be my commuter device as that way I don't have to carry a bag to work.
I believe the prices for books are comparable, but I don't know how much longer the Nook tablets will be around, I believe there were reports earlier in the year stating that they were no longer going to manufacture anymore tablets. Most likely because it hasn't been able to compete against IPad, Android tablets and Kindle? I know the Nook has Google Playstore, but the lack of cameras might be a deal killer for some?
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Old 11-18-2013, 08:46 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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1. Yes I believe they will be.
2. Yes they are within usually a dollar of each other.

B&N screwed up last year by waiting like 2 weeks before Xmas to advertise on TV. This totally screwed them and sales were flat last holiday season.
I saw a commercial for them YESTERDAY. And they are still pushing the Nooks. I think they learned something.

They will not be manufacturing the Nook anymore but rumor has it Samsung or LG will be. It is more cost effective for them to outsource that.

They just released a NEW Nook Glow Light a few weeks ago.
Barnes & Noble unveils ultra-light Nook GlowLight e-reader - CNN.com

"The company said that it isn’t giving up on tablets but will focus on a new e-reader this year while continuing to sell last year’s tablet models.
Barnes & Noble’s new e-reader, Nook GlowLight, is available in its retail stores and online for $119, the same as the standard model of Amazon’s Kindle Paperwhite reader. At 6.2 ounces, the GlowLight is 15 percent lighter than the Paperwhite. It’s also ad-free, while Amazon charges $20 more for a Paperwhite without ads on its screen saver or home screen."
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