ION Systems Jumps on
March 1, 2000

by Rose Blessing While Barnes & and are seen as major competitors in the online bookselling arena, they diverge sharply when it comes to selling electronic books. While sells no electronic books, Barnes & has seized several opportunities to sell e-books on line through its Web site, --More than 2,300 e-book titles are available for NuvoMedia's Rocket E-book, which uses a proprietary software based on the OEB format. --In January, the company began posting Glassbook Reader software on its Web site for free download with a collection of free e-books for it. Glassbook Reader software can be run on Pentium-class Windows