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Barnes & Noble named exclusive e-book provider for Plastic Logic eReader

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Barnes & Noble Plastic Logic eReader

Barnes & Noble has just announced that they’ve formed an alliance with and that they’ll be the exclusive eBookstore for the Plastic Logic eReader device. This is a definite play at , as the Plastic Logic eReader is definitely being positioned as a competitor. Up until now, many wondered how the Plastic Logic eReader would compete in a world where Amazon sold both the device and the content, and now we’ve got our answer. If Barnes & Noble pushes the Plastic Logic eReader in stores as their e-book reader of choice, the Plastic Logic device just may have a shot after all.

In related news, Barnes & Noble has also announced a brand new eBookstore. It is available now, and is currently compatible with the , , , Mac and PC. Even better, if you install the app and sign in, you get six free eBooks right off the bat. No, you don’t get to choose. The six titles are:

  • The Last of the Mohicans
  • Sense and Sensibility
  • Dracula
  • Pride and Prejudice
  • Little Women
  • Merriam-Webster’s Pocket Dictionary

Still, free is free. Full release after the break.

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King Kong’s 75th Anniversary

King Kong, Fay WrayTo celebrate the 75th anniversary of the original King Kong, three television networks will be teaming up to honor the classic film.

On April 7th, Turner Classic Movies will broadcast the 1933 movie starring screen legend Fay Wray as Ann Darrow.  This black-and-white RKO production, which debuted during the height of the Depression era, earned more than $1.7 million during its run.

Four days later, TNT, TBS and TCM will simulcast an airing of the 2005 version with in the lead role.  Although a remake featuring Jessica Lange hit theaters in 1976, ‘s update is considered truer to the original.

Immediately after April 7’s showing, Turner Classic Movies will air four other films hitting their diamond anniversaries:  Dinner at Eight, Little Women, 42nd Street and Queen Christina.

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