Highlights from the conversation:
- $259 (preorder online – not currently available for instore purchase)
- Exclusive In-Store Content — nook offers users the ability to read any ebook b+n carries via wifi while inside a Barnes and Noble brick and mortar store
- eBook Sharing — great idea: nook users can virtually loan their purchased ebooks – one at a time, for up to 14 days. Catches are, owner doesn’t have access to the title during the loan period, AND worse – publishers can opt out of the program (many have already indicated they will do so).
- SD Slot — users can sideload content (get files from their own computer, etc) and device’s hardware memory need not be a problem
- Free eBook with Pre-order – Malcolm Gladwell’s The Tipping Point is yours for free when you pre-order a Nook.
- Full Color touch screen AND eink screen — browse for books via color screen, read on eink screen.
- First curated blog directory
- Users can rate and tag blogs (the more who participate, the more refined the blog curation becomes)
- Bloggapedia blogs will be available via subscription formatted for reading on the nook AND free online for reading via webbrowsers
eBook Sharing VS. Piracy:
- readers want to be able to loan their ebooks to friends
- publishers and authors worry that ebook loans could cut into potential sales
Laura Dawson’s 1st impressions of the nook http://bit.ly/36TmDk
twitter nook contact (answers for your nook questions) @eBooksBN
read more about bloggapedia http://bit.ly/PT1Bo
ebook sharing versus piracy:
On e-Reading Devices in General:
E-Book Fans Keep Format in Spotlight http://bit.ly/2RyORD