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Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Nook Vs. Kindle - What's the Story?

My mystery/suspense novel, Night Watch is available as both a Nook and a Kindle book as well as a trade paperback. Ever since my publisher released the Nookbooks version, I have wondered what the difference is in sales between the two e-book formats for other authors.

I've watched the ads for both. Kindle looks like a good e-reader, and Nook looks great for the visual folks among us who like to see color whenever we can.

So far, I hate to admit it, but I do not own an e-reader. If I had one, I don't know when I would use it. Life just gets in the way.

Still, I find the technology fascinating, and I long to try one out. But I don't want anything else I don't have time to use right away.

What about you? What's the story between Kindle and Nook? Or does each have its own place in our ballooning technological society? I'd love to hear your story...

7 comments:

Witless Exposition said...

I have a Nook, and I love it! The feature that pushed it over the edge for me is that the Nook can read more formats than the Kindle. If you buy things on Smashwords, borrow e-books from the library, or want to find free public domain books out there, then a Nook is the way to go. You couldn't do these things with a Kindle in most places. As of now they don't read ePubs which are the industry standard.

So that's my two cents for what it's worth!

Monti said...

Thanks, Witless! These are important things to know. The color would attract me, if nothing else! Also, I like the look of my Nook page on the B&N site.

Morgan Mandel said...

If you're a reader and don't want to get distracted, the Kindle is right for you. It's easy on the eyes and can be read even in bright sunlight. Also, lots of free books are available on Amazon, and you can share a book between friends.

Morgan Mandel
http://morganmandel.blogspot.com

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

You want color and more power than a netbook? iPad! And it has apps for both Kindle and the Nook. Plus you have all of your music, photos, movies, the Internet, games, word processing...

Monti said...

Thanks, Morgan and Alex for your comments. Wow, an iPad sounds like something that would keep me from ever having time to write again!

Karen said...

Curious about e-readers, and not wanting to plunk down the cash before I tried them, I downloaded both Nook and Kindle apps to my smartphone. Small, yes— but I love both and have probably read at least 10 books since October! Will eventually get an iPad so I can make use of both apps & more.

Monti said...

Nice idea. I probably wouldn't do well with a smaller device but sounds like a good way to try both!