My Nook Color Has Outlived Its Cord

My Nook Color Has Outlived Its Cord

Terra’s Nook Color is still working just fine, but the device’s USB cable isn’t. It no longer works. She could buy an off-brand cable cheaply from a vendor on eBay or Amazon. She could buy one directly from Barnes & Noble, at a cost of $15-20. She didn’t think it was fair that she had to buy a new cable and that hers only lasted a year and a half, so she contacted Barnes & Noble to see if they could provide her with a replacement. They would not. [More]

Find-And-Replace Is Not A Good Idea When Porting Kindle Texts To Nook

Find-And-Replace Is Not A Good Idea When Porting Kindle Texts To Nook

As any thrifty e-book reader knows, there are a ton of cheap and free public domain titles available for download. But one War and Peace reader in North Carolina was confused about the new word he saw among the 1,100 or so pages of the classic Tolstoy novel. [More]

New Nook With Reading Light Is Probably Cheaper Than A Divorce Lawyer

New Nook With Reading Light Is Probably Cheaper Than A Divorce Lawyer

Barnes & Noble has launched a new $139 version of its Nook Simple Touch e-reader with a lighted e-ink screen that promises you can read in bed without disturbing your sleeping spouse. [More]

Barnes & Noble Eyeing The Idea Of Breaking Up With Nook

Barnes & Noble Eyeing The Idea Of Breaking Up With Nook

Things with Barnes & Noble and its main squeeze Nook are a little frosty at the moment, as the company says it’s looking to separate from the costly e-book business. B&N didn’t do as well in the e-reader market this year, and keeping the relationship going would be more expensive than they’d like. [More]

While E-Readers Get Cheaper, E-Books Make Up For It With Rising Prices

While E-Readers Get Cheaper, E-Books Make Up For It With Rising Prices

Yay! E-readers are getting so affordable! But then, wait, boo, e-books are climbing in price, to the point where there’s just the tiniest gap between them and an honest to goodness real book. [More]

Where To Get Free Books For Your E-Reader

Where To Get Free Books For Your E-Reader

If you went out on Black Friday and snagged a cheap e-reader, it’s time to load it up with as many free e-books as it can hold. The amount of free stuff out there is astounding, ranging from public domain classics to new releases you can borrow from libraries. [More]

Nook Beats Kindle In Consumer Reports Ratings

Nook Beats Kindle In Consumer Reports Ratings

For the first time ever, a Nook has beaten the Kindle in the Consumer Reports ratings. [More]

Barnes & Noble Wants Submissions For Nook Apps

Barnes & Noble Wants Submissions For Nook Apps

Barnes & Noble is looking for help in making its Nook e-reader more versatile. The bookseller has opened itself to app submissions, allowing garage code-tinkerers everywhere to dream that their creations will be used by people who own the device. [More]

Microsoft Says Nook Infringed On Its Patents

Microsoft Says Nook Infringed On Its Patents

Believing the Nook e-readers are ripping it off, Microsoft is suing Barnes & Noble and the manufacturers over the devices, which it says infringe on several patents. [More]

How To Choose The Right E-Reader

How To Choose The Right E-Reader

Sales of e-book readers, also known as e-readers, are way up and prices are dropping. Consumer Reports has tested a wide variety and has advice if you’re in the market for an ebook reader. [More]

Geek Squad Will Turn On Your Ebook Device For You For $29.99

Geek Squad Will Turn On Your Ebook Device For You For $29.99

The best way to understand Geek Squad is to realize that they will help you with anything if it means they can charge you a fee. Want batteries in your remote control? Having trouble putting a USB plug into its port? Need to know the time? OPTIMIZE IT WITH GEEK SQUAD. Those are just solid business ideas and not (yet) actual services, but Geek Squad’s real offerings are almost as absurd. For example, Nate from the-digital-reader.com snapped this photo of their newish “eBook Device Setup” service for your Nook or Sony Reader, which promises to turn it on (“provide a functionality check”) and show you how to read (“what to expect when you take the device home”). [More]

Amazon Now Selling More Kindle Books Than Hardcovers

Amazon Now Selling More Kindle Books Than Hardcovers

Hardcover books have a lot going against them — they’re expensive, often unwieldy, easily damaged. And now Amazon.com, which first made its name by selling books at deep discounts online, says it sells significantly more titles for its Kindle e-reader than it does in hardcover. [More]

After Replacing My Broken Nook Four Times, Barnes & Noble Has Given Up

After Replacing My Broken Nook Four Times, Barnes & Noble Has Given Up

Lisa’s luck with the Nook e-reader is bad enough to make Xbox 360 owners weep. Since buying her first Nook in February, she’s had to warranty it out five times. On the first four occasions the customer service department was quick to replace the busted device, but the fifth go-round has been anything but charming. [More]

If You Sell A Nook For $259 + $50 "Free" Gift Card, Then Drop The Price More Than $50…

If You Sell A Nook For $259 + $50 "Free" Gift Card, Then Drop The Price More Than $50…

Here’s a puzzle for you. B&N just cut the price of the Nook e-reader by $60. Over the Father’s Day weekend, the Nook was $259 with a “free” $50 gift card. One PC World reader who got this deal called B&N to ask if he could have a refund of the price difference and was told he could only have $10 because he got a gift card. Now he wants to know if he’s been shafted. [More]

A Weird And Expensive Way To Get A Free Cup Of Coffee At A Bookstore

A Weird And Expensive Way To Get A Free Cup Of Coffee At A Bookstore

If you’re one of the few people who own a Nook and enjoy taking it to Barnes & Noble to read a digital file you bought rather than paging through something off the shelf for free, you’re in luck this month. Barnes & Noble has some free coffee to reward your labor intensive, counterproductive, fiscally unsound practices. [More]

Once You Break Your Nook, No One Can Repair It

Once You Break Your Nook, No One Can Repair It

If you buy a nook from Barnes & Noble and think there might be any possibility whatsoever that you could drop it, be sure to buy a protection plan for it. That’s because if the nook breaks and you didn’t buy an extended warranty, no one at Barnes and Noble can fix it. Not even if you offer to pay for the repairs. [More]

Barnes & Noble Is Unfailingly Polite While Breaking Promises To Customers

Barnes & Noble Is Unfailingly Polite While Breaking Promises To Customers

Did you think that perhaps Barnes & Noble’s epic problems getting the Nook e-reader in the hands of customers by Christmas would be over after Christmas? Not quite. Jesse Vincent blogged about his experience of broken promises, mysteriously canceled orders, and how Barnes & Noble still hasn’t even sent the famous $100 gift card that Nook customers were promised. [More]

Sony Asks Customer For Her Reader, Breaks It, Then Sends It Back

Sony Asks Customer For Her Reader, Breaks It, Then Sends It Back

I’m not usually amused at the customer service horror stories that arrive in our in box, but this one is just so over the top that I can’t help but laugh incredulously. The lesson here, which Kate sadly learned for all of us, is if Sony ever asks you out of nowhere to send in your Reader for an update, run away. [More]