US book retailer Barnes & Noble have announced the launch of their new eBookstore aimed at users of almost every electronic platform including the iPhone, Windows and Mac laptops and desktops and BlackBerry smartphones.
In addition, the company has confirmed that it will be the exclusive eBookstore provider on the forthcoming and much anticipated Plastic Logic eReader device.
With more than 700,000 titles and more than a half-million public domain books from Google, which can be downloaded for free, the store is claimed to be the largest in the world.
“Today marks the first phase of our digital strategy, which is rooted in the belief that readers should have access to the books in their digital library from any device, from anywhere, at any time,” said William J. Lynch, President of BN.com. “As America’s #1 bookstore and newsstand, our goal at Barnes & Noble is to build a service that revolves around the customer, enabling them to have access to hundreds of thousands of titles and read on their smartphone, PC, and many other existing and future devices. We want to make eBooks simple, accessible, affordable and convenient for everyone.”