Microsoft Invests in Barnes & Noble
Today it was announced that computer giant Microsoft has invested $300
million in a subsidiary of the Barnes & Noble Nook ereader.
Microsoft will own 17.6% of the Nook subsidiary, valuing it at $1.7
billion. Unsurprisingly, Barnes & Noble shares are up more than 70%
pre-marketing trading, and it seems clear which side Microsoft is
taking in the competitive Kindle vs. Nook ereader battle. Microsoft
will also begin providing a Nook application on its new Windows 8
is due out May 22 (my birthday!). Here’s some tidbits on what readers
can expect from the book, as well as some fun puzzles to solve from the
publisher, Orbit, and a giveaway of all three book in the series from SF
more disliked authors in the publishing world, including David McKee and
publish their ebooks DRM free, making the books more available and
usable to readers, but also increasing the possibility for pirating.
Truman Capote, recently hit the news as it was announced that his
typewriter was up for auction and ended up selling for $8,281.
upcoming science fiction, fantasy and horror releases for the big summer
is still a long way off, a cover retrospective from the late cover
artist, Darrell K. Sweet, has been revealed by Tor, including a sketch for the final book. Tor has also released an excerpt to the prologue of A Memory of Light. The book is scheduled to come out January 8, 2013.
living, including the likes of Jonathan Franzen, Harlan Ellison, and
Bret Easton Ellis.