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Nook: The World's Most Advanced eBook Reader

Updated on November 5, 2009

Nook will be released November 30th

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Barnes & Noble have just announced the news of the release on 20th October of their eBook reader "Nook". Details are still a little light, but here's what I've learned so far in point form:

  • Over one million titles will be available.
  • Color touch screen to preview your book covers.
  • E-Ink display. It isn't back-lit. Read like you would a normal book. It doesn't glare. Text appears as crisp as a printed page.
  • Make can make text bigger! 5 different font sizes.
  • Bookmark pages, highlight excerpts.
  • You can store 1500 books on your Nook. With an additional memory card you can hold 17500 more.
  • A best seller or new release will be just under ten dollars. And there are also thousands of titles available free.
  • Don't understand a word in the book you're reading? You can use the built-in dictionary to find out its meaning.
  • You can lend books to friends! You can share your purchased books with other nook users for up to two weeks.
  • Loads and reads PDFs (Kindle doesn't).


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    • robert.lipscombe profile image

      robert.lipscombe 8 years ago

      I like the idea - but guess it will take some time for these gadgets to become more affordable...

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      TMinut 8 years ago

      A portable bookstore? That's so dangerous for my wallet!

      The screen quality is the major selling point for me. Easily being able to switch from a textbook to a novel is good too.

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      Legacy Wellness 8 years ago from Katy, Texas

      Great HUB. Ain't technology GREAT!!!!

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      aperturering 8 years ago from Raleigh, NC

      Great Hub!

      It looks like Barnes and Nobel might sell a lot of nooks for the holidays.

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      Glen 8 years ago from Australia

      Did some hunting around, and at this time, nook is not for sale outside the US. And you can't purchase eBooks or subscriptions if you're traveling abroad.

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      Glen 8 years ago from Australia

      Thanks Laura. Yes, it certainly is! I've been waiting patiently for this magical milestone to arrive.

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      Laura du Toit 8 years ago from South Africa

      Congratulations! I see this is your 200th Hub!

      Well done.

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      dusanotes 8 years ago from Windermere, FL

      Thanks, Darkside, for that announcement about Nook. Kindle is's reader. There is also another one out by Moby Pocket. When Barnes and Nobel bring out their Nook, my son, Marcus, and I will apply to have a book we recently published at Amazon as an ebook also published at B&N. Then you can look it up and if you want purchase it for under ten dollars. It's a great book called "Selling Fast: We Sold Our House In One Day And You Can Too." And I don't mean sell as in give it away, either. We make money on each of our house sales. Of course, today's market may require a little more time than that, but the principles in our book still apply. Nice Hub. Don White

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      shriash 8 years ago

      Useful information about nook. Thank u for sharing.

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      Laura du Toit 8 years ago from South Africa

      Well I suppose like the days before cellphones, TV's, laptops and all the other things we take for granted one day we'll look back and say " In my day we had to buy books, and store them on racks we called bookshelves."

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      Glen 8 years ago from Australia

      Kindle have just released the international version, and I was thinking getting one for Christmas would be nice. I'll be able to actually use it. So I'm wondering if the Nook can also be used in Australia. Otherwise I'll just have to settle for a Kindle. On the other hand if the Nook delivers on that front, what do I do?...

      Just told the wife I need both because I've been requested to do a comparison and she laughed at me.

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      Hillary 8 years ago from Atlanta, GA

      Funny I was just hinting to my family about wanting an e-reader for the holidays! Ah, another meaningful coincindence :) May I request that your next hub be on comparing the Kindle to the Nook? Thanks in advance!

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      Glen 8 years ago from Australia

      I hear ya. I have a pile of books next to my bedside table that are queued up, waiting for me to read them. I love going to bookstores. I enjoy getting books through the mail. I doubt that if I got one of these, for me at least, that I would give up the good old fashioned paper books completely.

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      Laurel Rogers 8 years ago from Bishop, Ca

      But where's the smell, the feel of the book? I know, darkside, I'm a dinosaur...this does sound pretty amazing.