Wednesday, April 30, 2014

John Carmack Working on Virtual Reality Comic Book Store


Doom creator John Carmack has been one of the core pillars of the game development community and whose influence created an entire sub-sect of the industry. Last year he jumped ship from ID software to work with VR firm Oculus. The Rift VR glasses has received a ton of support from studios looking to port their games over to the platform. Facebook acquired Oculus in March and now Carmack is doing something new, a comic book store.

John Carmack has admitted that he is creating a VR based comic book store, which will be using the Marvel API. The Marvel Comics API is a set of web services that gives developers access to Marvel's rich repository of data about over 30,000 comics and 7,000 series. The API lets provides information from Marvel's 75-year publishing history, including cover art, characters and comic book crossover events. You can think of Carmacks initiative to a new form of 3D Comic with full VR support with the Oculus Rift.

Mark Zuckerberg mentioned in his acquisition statement that “Oculus’s mission is to enable you to experience the impossible. Their technology opens up the possibility of completely new kinds of experiences.” Certainly a VR based comic borderlines the absurd, but could it work?

If anything if Carmack can get a few polished products off the ground in the next few months he could be the first high profile fellow to use the API for something big. This will provide Marvel with a poster child to show what their system is capable of and Oculus will get some mainstream news coverage. I doubt this is anything but a PR stunt.

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Frankfurt Book Fair Makes English Publishers a Priority


The Frankfurt Book Fair has been getting more progressive during the last few years. Good e-Reader was live on the scene for the first ever Contec, which put a priority on digital publishing. In 2015 the organizers have said they are moving all of the English publishers closer to the heart of the event.

In the past, publishers who marketed books in English were relegated to the fringes. It honestly took close to 40 minutes walking from the main hall and navigating traffic to find the English publishers. Now they are moved closer to Halls 6.0 and 4.0, which should cut down on the time by 20 minutes.

This entire move was basically prompted because English speaking publishers have been complaining that they feel segregated from the global community. Frankfurt wants to solve the problem by moving them closer to where the action is and the majority of people are.

Many publishing conferences have digital zones, where specific vendors can showcase their software or hardware. This defines a geographic area where people interested in having their own reading apps created or looking for a more defined solution have a uniform place to go. Frankfurt continues to resist this trend in a recent interview with Publishing Perspectives “We've seen digital becoming normal, and it is offering huge possibilities for all of us in the industry. Because it is now day-to-day business, it's now integrated in what we do. On the one hand, digital means workflow, and on the other hand, it is the normal life of the publisher – it doesn't need a dedicated hall in that sense. If you want to see gadgets, you can go to CES. Digital doesn't mean hardware, it means business models. It's context.

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Conde Nast Launches New Video Distribution Network


Publishers don’t have many avenues to promote their own videos other than Yahoo, AOL or Youtube to satisfy their advertisers. Most of these companies end up taking a cut of the revenue, but few have any choice. Conde Nast has been quietly been building their own video distribution platform spending close to $50 million in development costs.

Conde Nast will be launching The Scene this July and will showcase 100 new series across 14 channels from all of their publishing brands. There will be a wide array of videos from Allure, Bon Appétit, Epicurious, Glamour, Golf Digest, GQ, Self,, Teen Vogue, Vanity Fair, Vogue, Wired, Lucky and The New Yorker. Some of their original shows have received accolades from all over the industry. The Producers Guild of America gave an award for “Wired: What’s Inside,” an Emmy nomination for GQ’s docuseries “Casualties of the Gridiron” and 14 Webby nominations.

In order for The Scene to work, Conde Nast has to attract other top tier content providers to the platform. This will help offset the development costs from setting up the entire infrastructure, but also make it more financially appealing than Yahoo or AOL. As it stands, ABC News, Buzzfeed, Major League Soccer, Variety, Weather Channel Films have all committed themselves.

The Scene launches in a few months but already the executives are signing their praises. "In just one year, CNÉ has set the industry standard for award-winning original video content that millions of influential millennials are watching and sharing" said Dawn Ostroff, president of Condé Nast Entertainment, in a statement. "The addition of The Scene, which will feature content from all of our powerful branded channels and premium digital videos from leading traditional and digital media companies, will increase our reach to entirely new audiences."

Want to see what content from The Scene is all about? The video below is a sample of what to expect out of the production values in the new video platform.

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Yahoo Travel Digital Magazine Revised


Yahoo Travel has undergone a tremendous revision and the website borrows heavy elements from the Yahoo Food digest. You can see a ultra modern theme developing in most of the top properties of Yahoo has the company invests in top-tier writing talent and mixes in advertising alongside original content.

The Yahoo Travel website originally launched in 1997 and remains in the top 10 of global travel sites. The site was neglected for many years with a very basic template but now Yahoo has really gone to town with the design. They have also brought in Laura Begley Bloom, former deputy editor of Travel + Leisure, and Joe Piazza former executive news director for In Touch and Life & Style, to supplement the writing of Yahoo Travel's Greg Keraghosian, among others. They join Editor-in-Chief Paula Froelich, who joined Yahoo earlier this month.

If you have seen Yahoo Tech and Yahoo Travel you can see an overlapping theme with the way they present written content. It is hard to decipher where the advertisements start and where the real content begins. This is the new mandate from Yahoo across all of their major properties and the company hopes to modernize the way they generate content and news.

In the past Yahoo Travel had news items, timeshare plans, cruises,  and a myriad of other services. Now, they are focusing on the three core pillars of car rentals, flights and hotels.

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After a fire, Lilian J. Rice Elementary School rebuilds with eBooks

In April 2013, a Sunday morning fire at Lilian J. Rice Elementary in Chula Vista, Calif., ruined their computer lab and damaged their library. They had been looking into eBooks and audiobooks as a possibility for the future, but seeing as their students no longer had a library to visit, they had to make that decision quicker than anticipated. I had a chance to speak with Principal Ernesto Villanueva about their transition to eBooks and OverDrive, and what it's been like for their school.


How did you go about making the decision for OverDrive and eBooks?

We were facing the reality of going without a library for at least one year after the fire. We looked for a silver lining, and luckily had already researched OverDrive. We chose OverDrive because it was a tried-and-true company; many of our surrounding schools and the public library already had it, and the personal experience gave us confidence to move forward.

What have you and your students found most helpful in getting acquainted with the service?

For staff, OverDrive gives immediate access to react and respond to what students want to read. We started out with around 125 titles, and immediately could see what was popular. When there are six or seven students on a waiting list, the first thing you want to do is buy more copies so students feel they have a voice and a role in their academic program. They can also recommend titles, so it's more of a "What would you like to read?" rather than "This is what we have." We also had the Digital Bookmobile at a great time, when we were just getting started, and this helped "demystify" this new service we had.

What are your plans for your physical library?

We are developing an instructional media center and our collection will consist of more eBooks than physical books. What we are building won't be what it was before, and having a digital library allows us to have more actual space to enhance the different opportunities – kids will be able to come in and have access to pictures, videos, online content, tablets, laptops, and handhelds. They'll be able to work as individuals but also as groups in a campfire-like setup. We need furniture and space to provide all these different settings, and with eBooks taking the place of some of the physical books, it makes it possible.

What are some of the other benefits you've noticed so far?

We are able to share this with the parents, staff and students. Parents enjoy what their children are able to do, staff members now have access to professional reading materials at any time, and for students, access to high-quality books that continue to foster literacy as a school-wide focus is available 24/7. Promoting literacy for enjoyment as well as improving reading foundations is now easier, and ultimately, we feel that our students deserve ongoing access wherever they are. They have that opportunity because of the publishers that OverDrive works with, and we found that other companies are limited in their scope or selection.


Interest from the students at Lilian J. Rice Elementary School has been increasing steadily each month (with the exception of March when it skyrocketed), and they've already quadrupled their checkouts in April when compared to January. OverDrive is delighted to be a part of the process that has turned misfortune into gain for the entire school, and we congratulate them on a job well done!

Click here to learn more about getting started with OverDrive eBooks at your school.


Beau Livengood is an Account Specialist at OverDrive.

Kobo Teams Up with Mcdonalds UK for Happy Meal eBooks


Kobo has just signed a digital distribution deal with Mcdonalds UK for free eBooks available in Happy Meals. As part of the Secret Seven promotion parents will be able to redeem coupons for free eBooks.

The promotion will center around childrens books by author Enid Blyton's 'Secret Seven', published by Hodder Children's Books, will be running for five weeks in McDonald's restaurants nationwide from Wednesday 30th April to Tuesday 3rd June. The six 'Secret Seven' short stories being featured in the Happy Meal are: The Secret of the Old Mill, Hurry, Secret Seven, Hurry, The Humbug Adventure, An Afternoon with the Secret Seven, Where are the Secret Seven and Adventure on the Way Home.

Two additional 'Secret Seven' and 'Famous Five' titles will also be available to parents and children through the £1 book voucher redeemable at WHSmith or Eason and the free Kobo eBook download available until June 17th.

Last year e-book purchases in the UK rose by 20% and research by the National Literacy Trust highlights that while traditional book ownership has diminished in recent years amongst older children, ownership of and access to tablets and other digital devices has grown.

Nine in ten children aged 5 to 15 now live in a household where they have access to the internet through a PC, laptop or netbook and in the last year, home use of tablet computers by children of the same age group has tripled.

Alistair Macrow, Senior Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer, McDonald's UK said: "Kids today have come to know and expect content in digital form and introducing free e-books to the Happy Meal is another way in which we're creating choice and keeping in step with our customers. As a customer-led business, it's essential that we're always listening to what our customers want and providing them with experiences and added-value features that fit with their lifestyles. Since leading the charge with free wifi in 2007, we’ve introduced a number of digital innovations to enhance our customers' experience including the McDonald's UK app, contactless payment as well as tablets and digital floor play in restaurants. Our free e-books are the latest way for us to deliver a fun, enriched experience for our customers at no extra cost to them."

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Too Bad the Premium Kindle Paperwhite Rumor Wasn’t True

Last November one of the editors for Techcrunch posted an article that stated quite matter-of-factly that Amazon was working on a new Kindle Paperwhite and that it would be released in early Q2 of 2014. That’s the very first thing said in the article. And now that we are entering May, the middle of the […]

Scholastic Unveils Two Subscription Reading Programs for K12 Libraries

As global leaders in both children’s content development and educational innovation, Scholastic is a company whose name is synonymous with quality platforms for schools. From their monthly reader book clubs to their entire curriculum manifests, the wealth of solutions they provide to educational institutions is pretty astounding.

This week, Scholastic announced the launch of two new subscription services for school libraries, both aimed at providing engaging material in a cost-effective and convenient way. First, Scholastic’s existing award-winning Storia ebook platform has been released as the Storia School Edition, which is now available by subscription, allowing schools to purchase a license for access to the catalog of titles for one school year.

“A one-year subscription to Storia School Edition grants a school access to a carefully curated library of 2,000 well-known fiction and nonfiction ebooks for Pre-K-Grade 6,” the company stated in a press release. “Titles cover an optimal range of Guided Reading and Lexile Levels for each grade and include recognizable fiction, award-winning literary classics, and engaging nonfiction to meet every student's reading level and interests. Storia School Edition supports concurrent usage within a school, allowing multiple students to access the same titles simultaneously.”

And while students and teachers may think of Scholastic’s bestselling fiction titles for kids, especially series like The 39 Clues or the Hunger Games trilogy, the publisher actually has a strong background in delivering nonfiction curricular content. The second new subscription model, Core Clicks, will allow schools to tap into a full catalog of nonfiction material.

“Drawing on the vast nonfiction resources of Scholastic News and Weekly Reader, Core Clicks presents leveled informational texts on 18 topics per grade, all designed to provide content area reading in science and social studies while explicitly teaching Common Core Language Arts standards at each grade level. Detailed teaching of 13 key Spotlight Skills through lively starter videos and computer-based informational text analysis provides a complete nonfiction curriculum with a carefully curated collection of informational text for each grade level, K to 5. Core Clicks was developed in consultation with Nell K. Duke, Ed.D., a professor of literacy, language, and culture at the University of Michigan, who worked closely with the editorial team on the program's adherence to best practices in literacy development and in addressing the Common Core State Standards.”

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SciFi Genre: Does Hugh Howey Control the Future?

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It’s a long-held and possibly undocumented belief that the man who invented the flip phone designed it in such a way as to look like one of the original Star Trek communicators. Accordingly, the Star Trek franchise has actually been responsible for a number of design features–and political changes, if credit be given to its multi-racial and gender equal cast–that currently complement our lives. But since not all science fiction paints as rosy a picture of the utopian future that the Federation offered, should we be concerned that science fiction has a wonderful habit of becoming science fact?

In a very telling article by Eileen Gunn for, the future apparently could go either way. We could all enjoy the benefits of a peaceful, equality-driven society where self-betterment is the goal and harmonious co-existence is the reality, or we could end up cleaning the cameras outside our communal silos before suffocating on noxious gases.

“Because science fiction spans the spectrum from the plausible to the fanciful, its relationship with science has been both nurturing and contentious,” wrote Gunn. “For every author who meticulously examines the latest developments in physics or computing, there are other authors who invent "impossible" technology to serve as a plot device (like Le Guin's faster-than-light communicator, the ansible) or to enable social commentary, the way H. G. Wells uses his time machine to take the reader to the far future to witness the calamitous destiny of the human race.”

According to Gunn, science fiction is not only a fun genre, but actually a pathway to innovation by inspiring readers to think, “What if?” While society wrestles with a good-versus-bad, Star Trek-versus-Hunger Games existence for ourselves in the future, these concepts and ideas put out today can help readers–from top innovators to every day citizen voters–develop the future they want to see.

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Kobo Giving Away Free Kids eBooks with Happy Meals in the UK

Kobo announced today a new partnership with McDonald’s fast-food restaurants in the UK to give away free children’s ebooks with the purchase of every happy meal. I hope they are still giving out toys because can you imagine the look on a little kid’s face when he/she pulls out a coupon for an ebook download […]

YUDUD’s BookSnacking Revamps Bookstore Browsing for eBooks

One of the things that reading consumers lost with the transition to a digital book purchasing environment is the ability to walk into a well-stocked bookstore and browse the shelves, picking up books with enticing titles or covers, flipping them over to read the blurb, and maybe reading the first few chapters of an attention getting book. The loss of this level of interaction with new titles and authors is what many have criticized about the current climate of digital publishing and online retailing.

But digital solutions company YUDU has a new feature that hopes to return some of that discovery and interaction to readers, despite the adoption of digital reading. With its new BookSnacking feature, authors and publishers can release portions of their works for readers regardless of device compatibility, share those sections through social media or in conjunction with promotions, and track the metrics of reader involvement with those work samples through YUDU’s integrated analytics.

“Ultimately what we want to provide publishers and authors with using BookSnacking is the opportunity to provide readers with sample chapters and other such things that increase their likelihood of purchasing the book, either in a digital or physical format,” explained Nicholas Kleanthous, Marketing Analyst & Webmaster, YUDU Media. “In this sense it can be a complementary marketing tool. Suppose a publisher wants to, in the run up to the release of new book, have an author perform live readings of that book, they can then follow that up with a release of the particular chapter or part he read through social media using BookSnacking.”

A number of tools that claim to help authors and publishers increase the effectiveness of their promotions and overcome that continuing book discovery problem actually are simply repeats of other tools. BookSnacking, on the surface, would seem to be a parallel to the option to read a sample chapter on a retailer’s website, but it actually provides more than that. Unlike conventional approaches to sample chapters of ebooks, BookSnacking makes the process of book discovery not only more streamlined for the readers but also more informational for the rights holders.

“It differs from existing preview options in that a lot of those aren't necessarily responsive. Our BookSnacking product reacts to the device to render using the best performing reader for that device (either HTML or Flash). As mentioned, it's also completely platform agnostic and provides the opportunity for publishers and authors to gather in-depth analytics on usage, so they can tailor their marketing and PR strategies surrounding certain books and authors accordingly. There's also a range of new more technical features, such as progressive rendering, which means resolution increases with zoom. While this may sound somewhat esoteric to any publisher, it greatly enhances performance and as we both know, in a Netflix/iTunes world, consumers are going to expect similar levels of performance from streaming in text content as well.”

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Sous-vide cooking with the Wolfram Language

Here’s another guest post from Allison Taylor at Wolfram Research. We’ve seen sous vide applications before – but we’ve never seen one that uses the Wolfram Language and Mathematica to describe elegant curves while it prepares your dinner. Thanks Allison, and thanks to Diego Zviovich, who came up with this project.

Diego Zviovich, another one of our ambitious power-users of Mathematica and the Wolfram Language on the Raspberry Pi, has managed to (affordably) master the science of sous-vide cooking!

For those who aren’t familiar, sous vide is a modern cooking practice where the food is first put into airtight bags and then cooked in a water bath at a very precise temperature. The result is perfect, evenly cooked meat or fish, with much greater penetration of flavours from any marinade you might be using. Actual sous-vide cookers cost hundreds (or thousands) of dollars to buy, but with a few sensors, a crock pot, and your Raspberry Pi with Mathematica installed, you can create your very own sous vide at a fraction of the price!

What you'll need (along with your Raspberry Pi + Wolfram):

The 5V 2-relay control module will be used to control the power to the crock pot. We'll be automating this switch to turn on and off depending on our thermocouple readings, maintaining the appropriate constant temperature that we want. A walk-through for setting up a circuit and connecting the relay from your crock pot to your RPiPi can be found in this handy YouTube tutorial.

Once set up, turning the crock pot on and off with the Wolfram Language is very straightforward. To turn it on:


And to turn it off:


In order to get the temperature readings using thermocouples, we'll need to set up an analog-to-digital converter—since the GPIO on the RPi does not have analog pins. A wiring diagram for the MCP3008 can be found here.

We'll only be using two of the eight analog sensors for our two thermocouples (one for the water bath and one for the food probe). They must be connected to the CH0 and CH1 inputs of the MCP3008 in the following way:


Once you've decided at what temperature you want to cook your food, you can conduct a simple experiment to determine the ideal fixed resistance value that you will need to effectively maintain it. Using your thermocouples, a regular thermometer, a voltmeter, and three glasses of water—one iced, one warm, and one hot—take three temperature measurements and three resistance measurements (one from each glass of water) and fit the data to a curve using Mathematica.

Using Diego's data as an example:

temp = {20.6, 42, 83.3} + 273.15  resistance = {220650., 95800., 26340.}  data = Transpose[{Log@resistance, Log@temp}]  lm = LinearModelFit[data, x, x]  lm[{"RSquared"}]  

The model above fits very well (R^2=.998), so we can use the curve to find the expected resistance at our desired temperature. For this example, let's say 60 degrees Celsius.

invdata = Transpose[{Log@temp, Log@resistance}]  Fit[invdata, {1, x}, x]  (*74.3895 - 10.9297 x*)  f[x_] := 74.38949510675315` - 10.929736543045369` x  Exp[f[Log[60 + 273.15]]]  (*54344.9*)  

From these results, using a 56K resistor for the thermocouples will provide the appropriate temperature range we need.

To read the temperature values from the thermocouples, we will need to probe the analog inputs from the MCP3008 through the GPIO. We will develop a function to do this, using two libraries — gpio.h and mcp3008.h — that can be downloaded here, along with the script to export the GPIO pins to sys/class/gpio. Put the library files into the directory /usr/include. Make sure to run:

update-rc.d -f gpio defaults

after the installation. With these libraries installed, we can now build a function to get the temperature values using MathLink. The two files will be as follows:

:Begin:    adc  :Pattern:     adc[adc_Integer, clock_Integer, in_Integer, out_Integer, cs_Integer]  :Arguments:    {adc, clock, in, out, cs}  :ArgumentTypes:    {Integer, Integer, Integer, Integer, Integer}  :ReturnType:    Integer  :End:  


#include  #include    int adc(int adc, int clock, int in, int out, int cs) {      return mcp3008_value(adc, clock, in, out, cs);  }    int main(int argc, char *argv[]) {      return MLMain(argc, argv);  }  

Compile the files by running

mcc adc.c –o adc

And now we can open up the Wolfram Engine or Mathematica and build the sous-vide program!

Install["/home/pi/mathematica/adc/adc"];    (*We can now call function adc to read the voltage drop at the thermocouple  The voltage reading will be read by the MCP as a value between 0 (0V)to 1023 (3.3V) *)  (* Analog Channel = 0, ClockPin = 18, In = 23, Out =24, CS = 25 *)  adc[0, 18, 23, 24, 25]    (*The following function translates the voltage reading to temperature in Celsius*)    temp[channel_] :=    Module[{R2 = 56000, a = -0.0913946, b = 6.80504, R1,     x = adc[channel, 18, 23, 24, 25]},     R1 = (1024 - x) R2/x ; Exp[a Log[R1] + b] - 273.15]    (*Function datapoints is used to collect temperature readings in a matrix of length maxPoints. It also controls the relay   to turn on the crock pot when the temperature reading is below the setpoint and turn it on when above the set point*)    datapoints[myList_List, fn_, maxLength_Integer, setPoint_Integer] :=    Module[{x, val = fn},    x = Append[myList, {DateList[], fn}];    If[val < setPoint, DeviceWrite["GPIO", 17 -> 0],     DeviceWrite["GPIO", 17 -> 1]];    If[Length[x] > maxLength, x = Take[x, -maxLength], x]]    data={};    (*Using a Chart to establish the setpoint and graph the temperature trend *)    Manipulate[     DateListPlot[Refresh[data = datapoints[data, temp[0], 300, setPoint],     UpdateInterval -> 15, TrackedSymbols -> {}], Joined -> True,    PlotRange -> {Automatic, {20, 100}},    GridLines -> {Automatic, {setPoint}}], {{setPoint, 60}, 30, 80, 1,    Appearance -> "Labeled"}]  


Check out Diego giving a demo of the program and relay controller!

Also, if thermocouples aren't your thing, you can alternatively get your temperature readings using a waterproof digital temperature sensor and following this lovely setup tutorial by Adafruit.

Happy cooking!

Review of the Storybird Kids Reading Service


Welcome to another Good e-Reader Video Review! Today we look at one of the best e-reading websites for your child, Storybird. This is a free innovative service that allows you to read thousands of books for free and whose core audience ranges from 6 to 14.

Storybird features short stories, poetry, longform and a myriad of genres. You can look for content by how old your child is and discovery new featured content everyday. Storybird also lets anyone make free visual stories in seconds. The company curates artwork from illustrators and animators around the world and inspires writers of any age to turn those images into fresh stories. There are over five million stories on the website and lots of interactive features to talk to the writer or just Heart the story.

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Barnes and Noble offers Free eBooks and Magazines to European Customers via Windows 8 App


Barnes and Noble has just unveiled a new campaign for customers in key European markets. Residents in Italy, The Netherlands, Switzerland and Spain will get five free eBooks and magazines who use the Windows 8.1 e-Reading app.

The Italian offer includes bestselling titles Il richiamo della foresta by Jack London, Le nove chiavi dell’antiquario by Martin Rua, Alta marea a Cape Love by Viviana Giorgi and Mia madre è un fiume by Donatella Di Pietrantonio, along with current issues of top selling magazines CHIP Italia, L’Espresso, National Geographic Italia, Cosmopolitan and Men’s Health – Edizione per I’italia.

The Netherlands gets access to bestselling titles Bij nacht vermoord by J.D. Robb, O, o Olivia by Gillian King, 61 uur by Lee Child, Odessa Star by Herman Koch and Parade's End deel 1 – De ander niet' by Ford Madox Ford, along with current issues of top selling magazines Esquire – Nederlandse versie, Cosmopolitan – Nederlandse versie, Men’s Health – Nederlandse versie, Vrij Nederland and Computer Idee.

If you live in Switzerland there are a number of great titles, including L'homme volcan by Malzieu Mathias and Thomas Passe-Mondes, Tomes 1 et 2 by Eric Tasset, along with current issues of top selling magazines Maxim Deutschland, Schweiz, Österreich, PCtipp, Beobachter Natur, Tele and Beobachter. As an added bonus, also featured is an assortment of samples including Le grand livre des idées reçues, Insolite et grandes énigmes and Hôtel – Chambre un. Customers will also get the Serial Lecteurs 2014 Collection, which contains the first chapters of popular thrillers from Harlen Coben, Eric Giacometti, Karine Giebel and Claude Izner.

Finally if you are a resident of Spain the gifted books include Los 3 primeros casos del inspector Mascarell by Jordi Sierra I Fabra and Orange is the new black: Crónica de mi año en una prisión federal de mujeres by Piper Kerman, along with current issues of top selling magazines Hola, DeViajes, Elle – Spain edition, Diez Minutos and QUE ME DICES.

Barnes & Noble's NOOK App for Windows 8.1 is available to Windows 8.1 PC and tablet customers in 32 countries and in 21 languages through the Windows Store. The free app combines NOOK's award-winning reading experience with shopping directly from the app, so customers from 32 countries around the globe can discover, explore and read a growing and diverse selection of books, magazines, newspapers and comics from any Windows 8.1 tablet or PC. To get started, customers can sign in with a Microsoft account to seamlessly shop and read without having to set up an additional account, providing a dramatically simplified reading and shopping experience.

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