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Microsoft’s Publishing Strategy Remains Beneath The Surface

by Allen Weiner  |  June 19, 2012

Microsoft has announced a new entry into the tablet parade, dubbed Surface, which is hardly a major revelation given the rumor Red Carpet that now precedes any such tech announcement....

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Musings on eBook Publishing

by Darin Stewart  |  February 16, 2012

I own a lot of books.  Our family library (an enclosed bay of our garage) is lined floor to ceiling with shelves sagging under the weight of a few thousand...

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Amazon’s Aims for Immediate E-reader Supremacy

by Allen Weiner  |  September 28, 2011

While most observers obsess about the impact of Amazon’s new tablet and its impact on Apple’s iPad and other media tablets, the real story is much less about tablets and...

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No Let Up In the E-Reading Device Parade

by Allen Weiner  |  May 5, 2011

Just when you thought it was safe to go into your big box retailers and buy an “e-reader” after parsing the maze of options, two new choices loom: a new...

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Abracadabra: Barnes and Noble Transforms the Nook Color

by Allen Weiner  |  April 25, 2011

Barnes and Noble has made good on its promise of upgrading the firmware on its Nook Color, launched in October 2010, by announcing that Froyo, aka Android 2.2, will now...

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Piecing Together the Digital Publishing Parts

by Allen Weiner  |  October 28, 2010

This past week, a number of announcements in the digital publishing arena provide both promise and confusion over the immediate trajectory of the space overall, but in particular the magazine...

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Barnes & Noble Unveils NOOKcolor

by Allen Weiner  |  October 26, 2010

Barnes & Noble, the nation’s largest physical book retailer, is following up its November 2009 release of the Nook, an e-ink e-reader, with the NOOKcolor, a device that uses a...

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The Nook: Better Than Kindle, But Not Perfect

by Allen Weiner  |  December 7, 2009

After a brief delay, about half of those who pre-ordered the Barnes & Noble Nook will soon be receiving their e-readers. With that in mind, the combatants are now out...

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The Alex E-Reader Stirs the Pot, Adding HTML to the Mix

by Allen Weiner  |  November 10, 2009

From Fremont, Calif.,-based Spring Design comes the Alex, an e-reader slated for a CES coming out party. Alex, named for the Ancient Library of Alexandria, once the largest and most...

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John Grisham on The Today Show Talk Ebooks

by Allen Weiner  |  November 4, 2009

Author John Grisham talks about the devaluation of books as well as "uncertainty over ebooks" in this insightful interview on NBC's "The Today Show."...

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