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Kindle comes to Target, and the e-book wars continue

Kindle Starting Sunday, Target will start selling the Kindle in all 1,740 of its stores, Publisher's Weekly reports. This is the first actual store to sell the device. Barnes & Noble, apparently not about to give an inch, announced that it's offering a $50 B&N card with every purchase of its Nook that can be used toward any material for the e-reader.

Meanwhile, Wired reports that at last week's BookExpo America, publishers have their own thoughts on the e-book wars. Weary of the ongoing Apple vs. Amazon battle ("my iPad is better than your Kindle!"), they "agreed e-books will transform the business but believe the big change will come when there is a standard format across which all e-books can be published and shared." Click here to read the whole story.


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Nancy Pate

I am loving my Nook, but I guess that $50 isn't retroactive to end of April.

I'm still buying real books, though. And I can see the day coming when I download a book I already have a copy of just so I can reread it on a trip...

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