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Articles tagged with: Barnes & Noble

Barnes & Noble: E-Books Will Overtake Book Sales in Two Years

E-books will dominate books sale in two years, predicted B&N executive Marc Parrish at GigaOM’s Big Data Conference. This is already true for Amazon, who sold more Kindle books than paperbacks in January. E-reader sales have jumped dramatically over the past couple of years, going from 900,000 in 2009 to an estimated 18 million that will be sold this year. Also, we’ve got Apple who has sold over 100 million books for the iPad since the opening of the iBookstore last April.

Nook E-reader Starts Microsoft vs. Barnes & Noble Lawsuit

As more brick and mortar bookstores close everyday, booksellers must find new ways to stay in business. This often means developing and selling e-readers, which turn out to have their own drawback: lawsuits. Today Microsoft sued Barnes & Noble over patent infringement regarding the Android-based e-reader, Nook. The patent in question deals topics such as the tabs to move between screens, surfing the web faster, using documents, and the way users interact with e-books.

This is one of many lawsuits Microsoft is involved in against Google’s mobile operating system, however they have yet to directly go after the search engine giant yet.