This blog is affiliated with a course at the School of Journalism & Electronic Media at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. I'll try to use it to share relevant news and information with the class, and anyone else who's interested.
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Android's Nook features Magazines
Barnes & Noble has updated its Nook e-reader app for Android, offering access to tablet magazines through a free reader for the first time. The new app promises to provide access "to more than 140 magazines and newspapers, includingESPN The Magazine, The Economist, Rolling Stone, Travel + LeisureandUs Weekly." (Access was previously restricted to users of their Nook Color device). This follows last month's introduction of a Kindle app for Android devices. Several of the larger publishers (Nearst, Time Inc., Conde Nast) have been working with Apple to offer subscriptions (or free access to print subscribers) on the iPad. One of the sticking points at the moment is the level of compensation Apple is seeking as developer/distributor of apps and online versions.