Amazon ‘Prime Day’ sale prompts competitor responses

By Chris Meadows
July 14, 2015 // 0 Comments

Update: E-reader bargains and others at Amazon. Tomorrow, Amazon celebrates its 20th anniversary with a “Prime Day” sale, available exclusively to Amazon Prime members. But its competitors aren’t standing idly by. Wal-Mart is launching its own online sale, with over 2,000 items marked down [...]

Target to offer ebooks through Librify

By Susan Lulgjuraj
May 29, 2014 // 0 Comments

Target has announced it’s going to start offering ebooks through a partnership with Librify, according to USA Today. Even though the new service is still a few months off, the announcement of the program seems interesting. First, BookExpo America is this week, so companies tend to make their big [...]

Canada: The Great White Shopping Hope?

By Joanna Cabot
July 6, 2013 // 0 Comments

After years of neglect by major American retailers, Canada is finally seeing some love. The Star is reporting that Target is gearing up to open 20 more stores across Canada. And an email from this morning informed me that Canadians can now purchase toys & games, furniture & decor, [...]

Morning Roundup — Stories you may have missed

By Joanna Cabot
November 22, 2012 // 2 Comments

Amazon, Target Winning Black Friday Wars, Report Says (Los Angeles Times) Kobo Arc vs Kindle Fire {and} Kobo Arc vs Nook HD (Good E-Reader) Buyer Beware: Nintendo Nukes $400 Worth of Downloaded Content in DRM Migration Fail (BoingBoing) Open Access: Why Academic Publishers Still Add Value (The [...]

Will Amazon open physical stores to sell Kindles, Kindle Fire tablets?

By a TeleRead Contributor
September 25, 2012 // 0 Comments

Late last week Wal-Mart announced that it will no longer sell the Amazon Kindle and Kinde Fire in its stores, joining Target in in rejecting the devices. While the argument could be made that the razor-thin margins on those products contributed to that decision, the real reason is clearer: [...]

Target stops carrying Kindles

By Chris Meadows
May 2, 2012 // 2 Comments

Remember when Target started selling the Kindle, almost exactly two years ago? It appears that the bloom is off the rose. The Verge reports that Target is going to “[phase] out Kindles and all Amazon- and Kindle-branded products in the spring of 2012.” However, Target will continue to offer [...]

Black Friday e-reader roundup

By Chris Meadows
November 14, 2010 // 1 Comment

It appears this is going to be the Christmas (or at least the Black Friday) of the $99 e-reader. Apart from the $99 Nook at Best Buy we mentioned the other day (and other discounts on the Pandigital Novel ($139.99) and Sharper Image Literati ($119.99)), now the leaked Wal*Mart Black Friday circular [...]

iPad may be coming to Target in October

By Chris Meadows
September 13, 2010 // 4 Comments

Could the iPad be heading to Target? Engadget thinks so, based on some product lists and employee PDA screenshots that show six mysterious unnamed items set to become available on October 3rd—items whose price points precisely match those of the three models in two networking types of [...]

Tomorrow is Kindle day at Target

By Paul Biba
June 5, 2010 // 0 Comments

Target started a selling Kindles on a trial basis in April in its flagship store and also in stores in Sourt Florida. Now the Kindle will be available in all its stores on June 6 for $259. From the press release: “Our guest’s response to Kindle has been overwhelmingly positive,” said Mark [...]

Barnes & Noble to launch Nook advertising campaign

By Chris Meadows
April 22, 2010 // 0 Comments

The Wall Street Journal reports that Barnes & Noble is launching an advertising campaign for the Nook, featuring a television commercial showing a girl reading as she grows up (as well as radio, print, and Internet ads). This will mark Barnes & Noble’s first television commercial since [...]

Amazon starts selling Kindle at selected Target stores

By Paul Biba
April 22, 2010 // 1 Comment

According to many reports, Amazon will start selling the Kindle at Target’s flagship store in downtown Minneapolis and in its 102 stores in South Florida. There will be no discount off the list price of $259. I can’t find any indication of when, or if, the Kindle will be available at [...]

Kindle, Nook enter big-box retail chains; Plastic Logic Que to ship in June

By Chris Meadows
April 8, 2010 // 0 Comments

Engadget has a few interesting reports of e-book reading devices finding new sales outlets. First of all, when the iPad was announced with iBooks, people knew it was targeting Amazon’s Kindle. But now, apparently Amazon is “Targeting” its own Kindle, placing the device for sale in the Target [...]

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