Harry Potter Breaks E-Book LockdownWhen the Harry Potter books finally went on sale in electronic form on Tuesday, it was as if Harry himself had cast the "Alohomora" spell on them — the one that unlocks doors.
Barnes & Noble Launches 'All-New Nook' For $139Barnes & Noble is launching a lighter, slimmer, cheaper version of its e-reader for $139 — a sign that the book retailer is ready to compete on price with rivals Amazon and Borders.
Amazon Says E-Book Sales Surpass Printed BooksAmazon.com Inc. on Thursday said that, after less than four years of selling electronic books, it's now selling more of them than printed books.
Barnes & Noble Adds Apps To 'Nook' E-ReaderBarnes & Noble is adding an applications store and an email program to its Nook e-reader. That brings the $249 device closer to working like a tablet computer in the vein of the iPad.
Google Opens E-Book Store In Challenge To AmazonGoogle Inc. is making the leap from digital librarian to merchant in a challenge to Amazon.com Inc. and its Kindle electronic reader.