Lynch said in a statement that only a year after the Barnes and Noble e-bookstore
launched, the company's share of the digital market already exceeds its share of the retail book market.
It sold more than 2 million units in its first 60 days and its own e-bookstore
has quickly won market share.
US retail bookstore chain Barnes & Noble (NYSE::BKS) today announced the launch of its free BN e-Reader app for the Apple iPad which offers access to the Barnes & Noble e-Bookstore
The advanced 3G and EV-DO connectivity enables users to download eBooks anytime, anywhere, from a wide variety of content stores including Barnes & Noble's e-bookstore
and NewspaperDirect's newspaper store.
More than 40 books published by this professional organization are now available for purchase in digital format in the ACP Press e-bookstore
. Readers can search the full text of an entire book, view sample pages online before making a purchase, and purchase digital copies of books at reduced prices.
Best Buy last week announced plans to sell a new device from iRex Technologies allowing owners to use Verizon's 3G network to download books from Barnes & Noble's e-bookstore
on Monday, saying it would launch its own e-bookstore
with bestsellers priced at $9.99, in line with its rivals.
Amazon's Kindle sets the benchmark in this embryonic market, but Waterstone's moved early to tie-up a deal with Sony, and in March, Barnes & Noble acquired Fictionwise, a leader in the e-book market and plans to launch an e-bookstore
later this year.
The Reader supports several file formats: PDFs, TXT, RTF, Microsoft Word docs, and the BBeB book format available at the Connect e-bookstore
. It will also read JPEGs, GIFs, PNGs, and BMP image files and MP3 and AAC7 music formats.
Sennewald, CPP; available from Sennewald-Vellani e-Bookstore
, www.threatanalysis.com/sv.html; 97-page e-book; $16.
In an age when Internet sales are reportedly growing by 20 percent annually, and an IHE's Web presence is a strategic differentiator, schools must offer comprehensive and user-friendly e-bookstore
access if they wish to remain competitive.
Kluwer, a wholly owned subsidiary of Wolters Kluwer, has announced the launch of an e-bookstore
for academic and research professionals.