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Amazon acquires Goodreads, a social network for books

Amazon have today issued a press release announcing their acquisition of Goodreads, a social networking site based around book recommendations. According to the press release, Goodreads has over 16 million members, contributing to more than 30,000 online book clubs. Whilst Amazon have now acquired the company, the site’s primary retailer is...

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Will e-books replace traditional books?

Over the past few years, e-books have become incredibly popular as more sophisticated devices are constantly developed, and a wider selection of books is available online. Perhaps the most widely known e-reader is the Amazon Kindle, introduced by Amazon in 2007. The Kindle has been a huge success, with more...

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Barnes & Noble bring Nook e-reader to the UK

Barnes & Noble have today announced plans to expand their Nook e-reader service to the UK, marking their first venture outside of the United States. The company will be launching their ‘Nook Simple Touch’ and ‘Simple Touch with glow light’ e-readers in the UK before the holiday season. Retailers of...