Nook and Kindle Seek New Markets

The Nook News comes to us from Publisher’s Weekly. To read the complete article, please visit http://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/digital/devices/article/53634-b-n-expands-nook-to-u-k-.html

Barnes & Noble has revealed its long-awaited international plans: beginning in October, the company will offer the Nook in the U.K. through a new storefront: www.nook.co.uk. The move will be the first time B&N has expanded its business internationally. Partnerships with retailers will be announced shortly, which will include both digital and physical sales channels.

B&N will begin the U.K. rollout with its Nook Simple Touch and Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight devices. The new U.K. Nook store will have more than 2.5 million titles, including U.K books, newspapers and magazines as well as apps.

A second PW story, brings up news of Kindle being available in India. To read the complete article, please visit http://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/digital/retailing/article/53658-amazon-launches-india-kindle-store.html

Amazon has launched the India Kindle Store with over one million e-books, including 70 of 100 Nielsen bestsellers. Additionally, Kindle hardware can now be purchased at Croma retail stores across India.

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