|02-09-2012, 06:42 PM||#1|
Join Date: Feb 2011
Device: Sony- T3, PRS650, 350, T1, T3T2 . Finally the Dark Side, aK-Paperwhite
I visited my local [fairly large and busy) Waterstones yesterday, the first time for a couple of months or so, and was mildly surprised to see absolutely no display or advertising for e-services or devices, which I found interesting.
And this was a store that, a year ago, had a very large section of readers and literature.
Any other reports from outside the West Country ?
Or, indeed anywhere else....
|02-09-2012, 06:53 PM||#2|
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Midlands, UK
Device: Sony 650, Sony T2, Xoom, Nexus 7 (2012 & 2013), Nook ST (x3)
I noticed a couple of months ago that our local Waterstones, in the Midlands, had lost its Sony e-reader display as well.
Was there last weekend and it seems to have been permanently replaced. No advertising at all that I could see of the Waterstones e-book site either.
|02-09-2012, 08:22 PM||#3|
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Victoria, BC
Device: Kobo Vox, Kobo Glo
|02-09-2012, 08:38 PM||#4|
Join Date: Dec 2007
Device: PRS505, 600, 350, 650, Nexus 7, Note III, iPad 4 etc
Waterstones are rumoured to be having their own badged eReader in the first quarter of 2012 but as to its origin...
|02-10-2012, 09:40 AM||#5|
Join Date: Oct 2011
Device: Elonex 621eb, PRS-T1, HP Touchpad
It was widely reported back in Sept that Waterstones were developing their own ereader
This is from an online article in Bookseller
Waterstone's is to launch its own e-reader in 2012 inspired by Barnes & Noble's Nook device.
Waterstone's m.d. James Daunt has spoken to BBC Radio 4's "You & Yours" programme, on the edition broadcast today (9th September) at 12 p.m., telling the programme he wants to rival Amazon's Kindle.
The Waterstone's chief said the project is "well down the planning line", and would launch in spring next year.
On the programme, Daunt said: "We in Waterstone's need to offer you a digital reader which is at least as good, and preferably substantially better, than that of our internet rival, and you will have a much better buying experience purchasing your books through us."
Daunt added he would be "disappointed" if Waterstone's couldn't come up with a digital offer that would at least match Amazon, if not be "substantially better" than it.
As a consequence Waterstones removed their ereader displays before Xmas and sold many of their ereaders and accessories through their Ebay outlet. Hopefully the Waterstones ereader will appear shortly
Last edited by gari189; 02-10-2012 at 09:40 AM. Reason: add link
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