Some Nooks Will Be Late to the Holiday Party

Barnes and Noble has announced that some people who ordered Nook e-readers will be disappointed this year, as their orders are delayed. The book retailer will try to make up for the delay by sending $100 coupons to those left out in the gift-giving cold.

Borders Follows Amazon, Barnes and Noble into E-Books

Ailing books retailer Borders hopes to ring in the new year with good news on the electronic front. The company announced on Tuesday it will launch an e-book store on its Web site, with the help of Canadian digital book company Kobo -- and that a dedicated e-reader is in the works.

Kindle: The Next Video-Game Crash?

This holiday season's must-have gift is the electronic reader, and Amazon's (AMZN) optimism remains on high after reporting that Kindle sales in November were the "best" ever. But is the e-reader's time really now? Or will consumers make a choice that they'll bitterly regret in 12 months?