When B&N Education was spun off from Barnes & Noble last year, it said it was going to expand its presence in the college bookstore industry by signing new contracts with colleges and universities to run their bookstores. While at that time that sounded like the usual optimistic hype found in a prospectus, as we have seen over the past month there is a fair amount of truth to the hype. I haven't been writing about it, but a number of schools, including Collin College in Texas, Monroe College in New York, Georgetown University, Youngstown State U in Ohio, Northern Michigan U., Rhode Island College, other schools have recently signed contracts with B&N. Barnes & Noble has signed more deals with colleges and universities in the past couple years than Amazon. The latter has announced or opened a total of 18 pickup locations on or near colleges in the past couple years, including unstores at UW-Madison and the University of Illinois Chicago. In fact, B&N announced last week that they had signed 18 new contracts this fiscal year, and close to a couple dozen contracts in the last one. A full list of contracts awarded for stores to open in FY2017 includes: [...]
French researchers have spent the last two years creating a new battery prototype called sodium-ion. The main advantage of the prototype is that it relies on sodium, an element far more abundant and less costly than lithium.
Según podemos leer en la web oficial de Bookeen, la famosa cadena de librerías, E.Leclerc, venderá y distribuirá eReaders de Bookeen así como hará uso de su plataforma. Así, de una manera atípica, Bookeen consolida su predominio en el país galo.
“The digital comics market garnered over $100 million dollars in 2014 and Amazon has quickly become the dominant player. The Seattle company now controls 90% of the comic market, thanks to its strategic purchase of Comixology last year.”
Novità interessante per il settore eReader. E-Ink Holdings Inc e Netronix hanno reso ufficiale un accordo di collaborazione che le vedrà attive in tutto quel che riguarda l'uso dei display e-paper, dagli ebook reader alle cover per smartphone, fino alla segnaletica digitale e agli schermi per smartwatch.
Barnes & Noble's next ereader, the Nook GlowLight Plus, will be arriving shortly. A reader has tipped me to news that B&N has leaked the name of GlowLight Plus on its own website. If you head over there right now and select the Nook dropdown menu, you will see a reference to a new Nook model: "Nook Glowlight Plus" is very likely a reference to the B&N device that went through the FCC last month. That device was tested for Wifi and had an estimated 6" screen, but unfortunately I am unable to conf
Several years ago when ebook readers were just starting to become popular, they all used to have physical page turning buttons. Then touchscreens started taking over a few years ago and page buttons started getting phased out.
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