Tuesday, July 21, 2009

(Amazon + Sprint (the States) on the Kindle) v (B&N + Google + on AnyScreen + Print on Demand))

It gets better and better every day. I assume, but don't know, that the POD books is going to Lightning Source on Oce boxes.
Barnes and Noble to Create an E-Book Megacenter -
"In an announcement on Monday, Barnes & Noble said that it would offer more than 700,000 books that could be read on a wide range of devices, including Apple’s iPhone, the BlackBerry and various laptop or desktop computers. When Barnes & Noble acquired Fictionwise in March, that online retailer had about 60,000 books in its catalog.

More than 500,000 of the books now offered electronically on BN.com can be downloaded free, through an agreement with Google to provide electronic versions of public domain books that Google has scanned from university libraries. Sony announced a similar deal in March to offer the public domain books on its Reader device.
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A further one million books can be ordered from BN.com in the print-on-demand format.


  1. I Really doubt they can compete with Amazon...

  2. Maybe..maybe not. In any case, the market is big enough for two big players. Being number one or two is usually fine for the profit and loss.

    The neat thing is that if B&N has a POD offering, so will or does Amazon. That's the good news for Print.