In a few short days, the Amazon Kindle Paperwhite will be making its debut. The company has sold a ton already in preorder, and that shows no signs of slowing down as orders placed now won’t go out until late October. If you can’t wait that long, or don’t want to put your stock in with Amazon, there’s a simple solution: the Nook. Barnes and Noble’s Nook Glowlight e-reader (which has an integrated light like the Paperwhite version of the Kindle) is finding its price point sliding downward.
Both Target and Walmart have dropped the Nook Glowlight’s price to $119, $20 below retail and the exact launch price as the bottom-end Kindle Paperwhite. The Nook typically sells for $139, but I imagine that will change on a full-time basis with the Kindle entering the marketplace. Not that it will make much difference, since both B&N and Kindle are fighting for the second-biggest piece of the tablet pie and Apple may make it all moot by rolling out a Nook/Fire-sized iPad Mini by this time next year. I kind of doubt they will that quickly, but you never know.