B&N Steps Up

In the traditional book business, it is generally held that Barnes and Noble — still by far the biggest retailer in the group — is losing out to Amazon, at least when it comes to mindshare.   And people were thinking that even before the introduction of the Kindle.  Indeed, in bookland, “Kindle” was synonymous with “e-book”  So synonymous, in fact, that some of us book-watchers were wondering if B&N was ever going to catch up.

A few months ago, the behemoth bought fictionwise, which was a major step in its road back to prominence.  This week, they jumped in with both feet with the introduction of their ebook store.      And unlike at Amazon, you can buy your ebooks, your enhanced ebooks, your vooks even eventually for use in many different kinds of player

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