Welcome to The CITE -- a blog on Course materials, Innovation, and Technology in Education, created by Mark Nelson and now part of the Publications Department of the National Association of College Stores. CITE is a pun with multiple meanings - referring to cite as in citation, something people reference; site as in location, website, or place people go to; and sight as in foresight or looking ahead to what is coming. Comments, discussion, feedback and ideas are welcome.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Nook owners can read for free in-store

According to a recent article, consumers that own a Barnes & Noble Nook e-reader can now access the full text of any e-book from the store’s library while they are in a physical B&N location. However, there is a one-hour time limit for each book each day. The article points out that this functionality gives B&N a unique offering and gives consumers a reason to visit the physical store.

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