Electronic books are gaining places by leaps and bounds really, thanks to the popularity of reading devices that are being sold at a rate higher and higher. As a result, major publishers in the world do not want to miss out on the competition with Amazon and Kindle and prepare to meet them.
One that competes head to head against Amazon is Barnes & Noble, one of the largest publishers in the world. Recently, it has unveiled the idea of partnering with Microsoft, in an alliance that clearly benefits both parties as to the presence within the world of digital books.
Therefore, the alliance will consider an investment of $300 million in a new satellite company created by Barnes & Noble, called Newco. But what really pursues is an international alliance of Nook device in collaboration with Microsoft, so it is said that the Nook could have some variant of Windows 8 or Windows RT in the future. Microsoft has also agreed to include a proper application for the Nook within its next operating system, Windows 8.