At the annual BookExpo America this week, booksellers voiced mixed feelings about the news that Amazon's Kindle book sales have surpassed print, and some said they simply don't believe it at all.
By Daniel Roberts, reporter
FORTUNE -- New York's Javits Center was a crowded, noisy hothouse of handshaking and book signing this week at BookExpo America. Every publisher and imprint was there with marketing reps, editors, and authors on hand. The MOREMay 27, 2011 11:32 AM ET
Barnes & Noble's update to the original Nook e-reader marries touchscreen features with the latest e-ink technology.
FORTUNE -- Just seven months after it announced its Android-based Nook Color tablet, Barnes and Noble (BKS) unveiled a major hardware update to the original e-ink-based Nook e-reader that cuts down on bulk, weight, and physical buttons.
Available for pre-order immediately and shipping on or around June 10 for $139, the new WiFi-only Nook measures MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - May 24, 2011 2:18 PM ET
Also with friends (10%), while waiting (9%), in meetings/class (5%) or in the bathroom (4%)
A report issued Thursday by Nielsen compares usage patterns of nearly 12,000 U.S. owners of tablets, eReaders or smartphones.
The key findings, as Nielson sees it:
70% of tablet owners and 68% of smartphone owners said they use their devices while watching television, compared with 35% of eReader owners.
61% percent of eReader owners use their device in bed, MORE
The book industry thinks its digital transformation is happening even faster than it did with music and movies.
At the GigaOm Big Data conference in New York City this week, Barnes & Noble (BKS) executive Marc Parrish took the stage to discuss rapid changes in the book publishing industry.
"The book business is changing more radically now, and quicker, than movies or music or newspapers have, because we're doing it in a MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Mar 25, 2011 1:31 PM ET
That, says a team of Merrill Lynch analysts, is the hit it would take in Kindle book sales
The button circled at right on Amazon's (AMZN) popular Kindle app for the iPhone will have to be removed if the company wants to continue doing business in Apple's (AAPL) App Store. That's because it takes customers out of the store to Amazon's website, where readers have been buying books for nearly two MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Feb 23, 2011 10:54 AM ET
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"I don't think Verizon needs the Nokia and Microsoft relationship. Right now the three OS players we see for our network are Android, Apple, and RIM." -- Verizon CTO Tony Melone (Business Insider and CNET)
Facebook revealed that a dozen or so smartphones with heavy Facebook integration MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Feb 16, 2011 7:54 AM ET
Apple's rejection of a Sony Reader app has analysts leaping to conclusions about Amazon
[Apple has clarified, sort of. See below.]
Here we go again.
A New York Times story Tuesday quoting a frustrated Sony (SNE) executive has triggered a flurry of similar-sounding headlines:Electric Pig: Apple bans Sony ebooks in iTunes app store: is Kindle next? The Next Web: Apple is tightening App Store policies. Is the Kindle app in danger? SlashGear: Apple blocks Sony MORE Philip Elmer-DeWitt - Feb 1, 2011 12:35 PM ET
Cupertino scores a clean sweep in tablets, laptops, desktops and portable music players
It looks like another Apple (AAPL) Christmas on Amazon.com.
As of Dec. 25, its products topped the most-gifted items in all the categories in which it competed except television and video products (where Roku reigned supreme).
There were some discrepancies, however, between what people wished for and what was purchased for them.
Apple TV, for example, was the No. 1 "Most MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Dec 25, 2010 7:13 AM ET
A ChangeWave survey finds Apple's iPad gaining fast on Amazon's Kindle
The e-reader market has become a two horse race between the Amazon (AMZN) Kindle and the Apple (AAPL) iPad, according to a ChangeWave survey of 2,812 American consumers released Tuesday.
Demand is strong, with 5% of respondents saying they are Very Likely to buy an e-Reader and 10% Somewhat Likely over the next 90 days.
But the race is going Apple's MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Nov 30, 2010 2:44 PM ET
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