The Drill Down 283: Fifteen Seconds Of Fame
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This week, more updates in the Edward Snowden/NSA case, Instagram adds video, the FAA relaxes rules on gadgets during travel, Barnes & Noble quits making the Nook, is Pandora ripping its artists off?…and much more.

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Dark Horse Comics Expands Digital Marketplace

Dark Horse Comics continues to grow their digital market when they announced on Monday that they would be bringing digital editions of their comics line to both Barnes and Noble‘s Nook and the Kobo Vox eReaders.

eReaders are one of the top consumer gadgets from the iPad to the Kindle, so it’s no surprise that a comic book publisher would be attempting to gather more ground in that format. Recently, we’ve seen plenty of publishers announce that their comics would be available throughout a variety of eReaders and Dark Horse continues to add to their availability. With this announcement, Dark Horse made titles like Mass Effect, Sin City, Star Wars, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Hellboy, and many others available to an even wider audience.

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Marvel Starts Digital Relationship With Barnes and Noble

Marvel Comics announced this week that the popular comics company would be bringing collected digital editions of their line of graphic novels to both the upcoming Barnes and Noble Nook tablet, as well as the Nook Color.

With the release of Barnes and Noble’s Nook tablet hitting stores (and digital storefronts) next week, considering the success of digital comics, it was only a matter of time before we heard some news regarding comics on the device. Do you remember when DC Comics took their digital collections exclusively to Amazon’s Kindle line, and then how Barnes and Noble got all mad that they didn’t get to play with DC’s toys? Well, it looks like Marvel has stepped in to fill the hole in Barnes and Noble’s heart.

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Barnes and Noble Pulls 100 DC Comics From Shelves

Hey you lot, remember when DC Comics announced that they would be bringing 100 digital graphic novels exclusively to the Kindle Fire? I do, too! Well, apparently Barnes and Noble heard about this (they must read my work), and got all angry and decided that it would be in their best interest to pull each of these DC books from their physical store shelves, because… I’m sorry it really doesn’t make sense to me.

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Contest: Nook e-Reader
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Right now, HarperCollins is running an ebook promotion for two of their very popular sci-fi/fantasy authors, Patrick Lee and Kim Harrison, both of whom have new books coming out soon. For a limited time, you can get Kim Harrison’s The Good, the Bad, and the Undead, including an early excerpt from her new novel, Pale Demon, in ebook format for only $1.99; and Patrick Lee’s The Breach, including a special note from the Lee himself and an exclusive excerpt from the upcoming sequel, Ghost Country, also for only $1.99.

In conjunction with this promotion, we here at Geeks of Doom are giving away a Nook e-Reader to one lucky winner!

One (1) winner will receive:

  • One (1) Nook e-Reader

The Good, the Bad, and the Undead: B&N | Amazon
The Breach: B&N | Amazon

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(1) Make sure you’re subscribed to the Geeks of Doom email digest. If you’re not then click here and sign up. (If you’re already a subscriber, then go right to the next step.)

(2) Fill out the entry form here below and submit. (Form is here after the jump.)

Good luck!

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