Monday, June 18, 2012

Nook Overtakes Fire and a Breakthrough

The Nook Tablet surpasses the Kindle Fire in web traffic:

According to the Chitika report, which is based on as impressions, Barnes & Noble’s Nook tablet overtook the Kindle Fire for the first time ever the first half of June.

Of course, to put this in perspective, Nook users accounted for 0.85%, Fire’s users 0.71%, and iPad users 91.7%.

It’s all relative!

Read the full article at Computerworld


Fellow author and friend, Stephen Tremp at Breakthrough Blogs is celebrating with a party today - and the gift is for YOU. Monday and Tuesday only, June 18th & 19th, you can get his first book, Breakthrough, for free at Amazon.

Good luck, Stephen!


And your photo of the day...


"Noir"

25 comments:

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

I'm glad to visit you tonight since blogger is being really strange.
By next year at this time, I'll have my iPad.
I hope blogger lets me get my shout out for Stephen ready for tomorrow.

DeniseCovey _L_Aussie said...

Hello L Diane. Love 'Noir'. Stephen's not got his party underway yet and his book's not yet free. I'm worried I'm going to forget to go back and pick it up.

Denise

Stephen Tremp said...

Thanks Diane for the shout out! And I think of Dumbledore walking down Privot Drive abut to use his deluminator.

Jeremy Bates said...

I believe it. I was flipping through the TV channels yesterday and came across a reporter comparing the Nook with the Fire.

By the end of the review, I could see why the Nook was better.

Yvonne Osborne said...

LOVE that picture. It would be a great prompt. I'll say good luck to Stephen and I'm still reading the old fashioned way.

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Denise, I'm sorry - I thought I'd scheduled this post and then realized an hour later that it had gone live.

Welcome, Stephen!

Jeremy, I think the Nook offers more.

Clarissa Draper said...

Wow. Well, whatever the exact numbers are, I'm focusing my efforts on selling e-books over paper copies because I feel that's where the profit and the future buyers will be.

Tamara Narayan said...

I have a signed copy of Stephen's book already! I think on chapter four. It's pretty cool.

I have a nook, read two books on it and then went back to print books. I didn't like the turning pages button; it was so sensitive. And I'm terrible about keeping eletronic gadgets charged. Maybe I'll try to get back into it someday because many books are published e-book only and the prices for many are five bucks or less.

Ciara said...

Great picture. I'll be shouting out for Stephen today.

Karen Walker said...

Noir - wow!
Karen

Hart Johnson said...

*giggles* Oh, the impression stats can give when they only have partial information, eh?

Good luck to Stephen! Seeing him all over today.

And LOVE that Noir pic.

Jemi Fraser said...

I finally saw my first iPad the other day. Still haven't used one... :)

I do love my plain old-fashioned Kindle though - it's perfect for me :)

Stina Lindenblatt said...

ROFL. Yes it's definitely relative when it comes to the iPad.

Susanne Drazic said...

Hi Diane! Hope you have a wonderful week.

Hope Stephen has great success with his book promotion.

Jennifer Shirk said...

I'm an Ipad user, but I still want a regular old ereader to read my books. The glare on the Ipad gets annoying after a while.

DL Hammons said...

That picture makes me think of a suburbia version of the Exorcist. :)

L. Diane Wolfe said...

DL, I like that description. It was a fun photo to take - late at night, walking the neighborhood with my husband.

cleemckenzie said...

Glad to see Stephen's book on your blog, too. Wishing him lots of luck.

LD Masterson said...

As a Nook owner, I like this. With all the Amazon-only specials going around, Nook people can sometimes feel like the red-headed cousin at the family reunion.

Misha Gericke said...

Hahahaha yes, the "overtaking" doesn't seem so important now. :-P

Maurice Mitchell said...

L. Diane, Nook overtaking? I don't see how it's possible. But there you go. It would be nice to see a real bookstore take away some of the luster from online stores.

M Pax said...

Very moody photo. I like it.

Nice to see some healthy competition.

Andrew Leon said...

The real question is how much of that iPad traffic is for their Kindle app. Other than, you know, most of it.

L. Diane Wolfe said...

LD, B&N is really focusing on the Nook, especially as they've had the physical stores up for sale for over a year now.

Andrew I think it was based on ad impressions from surfing the net, so the Kindle app probably had no effect.

Melissa Bradley said...

Haven't decided Nook or Kindle because even though my books are e, the prices are still much too high for me. However, I'll have to keep all the reviews in mind.

Love that pic! It's creepy, like the beginnings of a horror film.

Stephen's book is awesome!