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Target to offer ebooks through Librify
May 29, 2014 | 9:24 am

librifyTarget 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 announcements around the event. However, we can’t get away from the Amazon vs. Hachette news – and customers looking for easier ways to get their books. Partnering with Target gives Librify a big get, especially when it comes to marketing and reach. From USA Today: Librify, which started beta testing with select users in March,...

Canada: The Great White Shopping Hope?
July 6, 2013 | 2:20 pm

CanadaAfter 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 Amazon.ca this morning informed me that Canadians can now purchase toys & games, furniture & decor, health & personal care and lawn & garden products. And the Kindle Fire! I have only visited one Canadian Target store and found it underwhelming; the selection and prices were not as good as those at Walmart, and I have not been back there since. But anything that increases competition is a good...

Morning Roundup — Stories you may have missed
November 22, 2012 | 8:43 am

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 Guardian) Kindle Daily Deal: Porch Lights by Dorothea Benton Frank {and} four Thanksgiving-themed children's books * * *  ...

Will Amazon open physical stores to sell Kindles, Kindle Fire tablets?
September 25, 2012 | 12:01 pm

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: Amazon's tablets are a gateway to easy ordering from Amazon.com, which means fewer sales for Target and Wal-Mart. According to Reuters, there's speculation that Amazon will open physical stores to put the Kindle products in front of more consumers. Given how quick it is to get pop-up stores up and running -- they are...

Target stops carrying Kindles
May 2, 2012 | 11:53 pm

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 other e-readers, including Barnes & Noble’s Nook. Other blogs such as Engadget are speculating on the causes. Might it be because Target is going to open mini-Apple stores, and Apple asked Target to phase out goods from its closest competitor? But Best Buy has its own mini-Apple stores and it...

Black Friday e-reader roundup
November 14, 2010 | 3:24 am

black-friday-comic-2It 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 (PDF; link may not be working by the time you read this) indicates that the Sony Digital Reader Pocket Edition (PRS300SC) will be on sale for $99 between 5 a.m. and 11 a.m. on that fateful Friday. Sears lists a Libre eBook Reader PRO for $89.99, Hastings...

iPad may be coming to Target in October
September 13, 2010 | 11:15 am

target-ipad-09-12-2010 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 first-generation iPad. It’s fairly flimsy proof on which to base a supposition, but we’ve already seen both the Kindle and the Nook expand their retail-store availability lately. If Apple is doing the same, it would not exactly be without precedent. It would make sense for Apple to want to...

Tomorrow is Kindle day at Target
June 5, 2010 | 9:15 am

target.jpegTarget 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 Schindele, senior vice president, Target. “We are thrilled to bring guests nationwide this incredibly light, portable, easy-to-read product that allows them to get all the news and books they want. This means that the machine will be available in 49 states and 1,740 stores. Thanks to Erictric for the heads...

Barnes & Noble to launch Nook advertising campaign
April 22, 2010 | 11:43 am

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 launching the BN.com website in 1996. Barnes & Noble seems to be shelling out some serious cash outlay on this, as the Journal article notes the TV ad will be airing during such popular fare as American Idol. The article then goes into further detail about the advertising and other...

Amazon starts selling Kindle at selected Target stores
April 22, 2010 | 10:20 am

target.jpgAccording 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 other Target locations....

Kindle, Nook enter big-box retail chains; Plastic Logic Que to ship in June
April 8, 2010 | 9:06 am

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 big-box stores by the end of this month. Engadget has what seems to be a screenshot taken from a Target inventory management application to back this up. Nate the Great at The Digital Reader did a bit of sleuthing of his own, phoning his local Target to confirm that...