Barnes & Noble has taken a big step toward enhancing the multimedia experience for those who own a Nook HD experience: Allow users to access hundreds of thousands of apps, games, movies, TV shows and more through Google Play. One …
Just six months after forging a partnership with the American Booksellers Association (ABA) to help independent bookstores sell ebooks, Canadian upstart Kobo has shown that it can crush the competition – even when it’s one of the world’s largest and most admired companies. In fact, it only took a month. Despite the success, overall sales have been relatively slow and there are other problems indie bookshops face when signing up to sell ebooks and e-readers with Kobo.
The most trafficked ebook store in the world today is Amazon. Very soon, that might not be the case. Illustrated ebook store and ebook production management start-up Inkling has found a way to make Google Search a storefront for its ebooks, where readers can discover, browse and buy. It’s called the Inkling Content Discovery Platform.
A new bookselling start-up funded by authors and other investors is forming partnerships with publishers and independent booksellers and aims to replace the Google eBooks re-seller program as the go-to platform for indies interested in selling e-books. Oh, and the company plans on taking on Amazon, too.
Google has announced its latest product: a seven-inch tablet computer called the Nexus 7. It will be ready to ship to consumers in two or three weeks. The tablet will come in an eight gigabyte version for $199 and a 16 gigabyte version for $249. The tablet will come with a $25 credit to the Google Play store for a limited time, according to the product’s page at the Google Play store.