Below is a link to a very lengthy & interesting article in the New York Times today re Barnes & Noble's future & it's e-reader called the "Nook". The writer says that traditional publishers are very concerned about Amazon's move into e-publishing.
The Bookstore’s Last Stand
By JULIE BOSMAN
Published: January 28, 2012
Barnes & Noble has setup a great website to promote their Nook.
I have not yet personally even seen a Nook - but I sure would like to someday.