Barnes and Noble is a company barely afloat with its bloated retail chain of books and is looking for another company to buy them out. Its saving grace this year has been the success of the Nook line of e-Ink electronic readers and their new Nook Color tablet device. Not only are they selling the e-readers, but they maintain a strong precense with eBooks. They also developed the innovative self publishing program ‘PUBIT‘. You could say 2010 has been a productive year for Barnes and Noble.
Barnes & Noble introduces the largest and growing collection of children’s digital picture books. Explore dynamic books for kids from beloved classics to new favorites, featuring the original artwork in beautiful color.
Books come to life as kids tap and swipe their way through stories. Enjoy an amazing, immersive reading experience – enlarge text, zoom in and around graphics and listen to narration with Read to Me on select books.
Nook Kids was one of many new key features in marketing their Nook Color, and is quite revolutionary in the ebook sphere. Since the books can be viewed in rich detailed colors accompanied by videos and pictures, it allows authors to create unique content to make for a more visceral experience. Kids can opt to have certain books read to them, or to read them themselves. Some of them even feature interactive content on specific pages. For example, if you click on the popular character Thomas the Tank Engine from a series of children’s books, he will talk to you, saying different things relating to the story on different pages, and adding more content on-top of the main story. Nook Kids books, that are rich in interactive content have high replay value, because of harder to find interactive content that may require a second, more careful read-through.