B&N eReader for iPad Coming Soon

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    Barnes and Nobles confirmed today they will soon be releasing a new reader app for the Apple iPad to provide customers with any books, any time, any where.

    Designed specifically for the iPad, our new B&N eReader will give our customers access to more than one million eBooks, magazines and newspapers in the Barnes & Noble eBookstore, as well as the existing content in their Barnes & Noble digital library. (That includes eBooks and content customers have downloaded to their nookâ„¢ eBook reader.)

    To be released around the time of iPad’s expected availability, the new Barnes & Noble eReader will join our growing list of free eReader software for most computing and mobile devices including PC, Mac, iPhone, iPod touch and Blackberry, many of which will be updated shortly for an enhanced on-the-go reading experience.
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    This will "duplicate" the functionality offered on the iPad, so I wonder if Apple will be as strict with iPad apps as they are with iPhone apps? (and thus, block it?)
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    Ipad is also a E-book reader

    I don't think they will do that as give more useful app's will make them sell more device ... but they will surely don't let them everything they want

    This is just based on my 2 cts of mind
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    I for one am looking forward to having a B&N app available. My wife has the B&N Nook e-reader and this would allow us to share the e-library.

    Cya
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    Are you kidding me, if B&N and Amazon have bookstores it will further affirm why people should buy the iPad! B&N make more money because they don't have to produce eBook readers, nor will they have to maintain the firmware, and it further secures Apples future as the primary reader device. Everyone wins!
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    Ditto.

    Furthermore, B&N and Amazon had their books locked to a device that was not exactly appealing to everybody. If they earn more profit in ebooks than in devices why keep the lockup?
    And it also helps Apple in the longrun.
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    I also hope it will keep the price of ebooks competitive.
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    Well except those people that are designing and making the NooK and Kindles. But that is progress, lots of blacksmiths got put out of work when the automobile killed the horse.
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    One more thing to consider on this topic is how the reading experience will be handled. Seems to me that the best way to handle it would be multiple bookstores....one reader app. So you go to iBook, or B&N or Amazon to buy your ebooks...then they all go to your bookshelf. I don't think apple would allow 3 reader apps on the device....just like they won't allow alternate music players or video players.
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    I have Barnes and Noble too. I have a Nook, but I have already started reading on my IPAD. It is wonderful.However, I have noticed that the bookshelf and the B&N app do not show the book covers. Is there a way to do this?Dana NgihduProud IPAD 16GB Owner
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    I think I'm getting what your saying...your B & N e-library does not show up on you iPad bookshelf. Right?

    How do you tell what books you have?

    You have to use the app and go to B & N site. Right?

    Cya

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