Barnes & Noble has entered into the eReader market with a device that will likely be very competitive with Amazon’s Kindle and Sony’s Reader. The Nook is wifi enabled, sports a color touchscreen for scrolling through book titles, and runs on the Android platform (which will support Android apps when connected to wifi). It supports more open file formats than any other eReader thus far. In addition, Barnes & Noble is offering a book lending option that will allow people to loan a book to someone else for 14 days. Any device that uses B&N’s eReader software can borrow a book from a Nook.
Will the Nook overtake the Kindle and change the dynamics in the world of ebooks? What do you think about the book lending option? Is it fair to authors and publishers? How do you think that it will impact book sales?