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Nook GlowLight price cut, now £60 less than Kindle Paperwhite

Barnes & Noble's glowing ebook reader now costs just £49, making it considerably cheaper than Amazon's offering.

US bookseller Barnes & Noble has slashed the price of its glowing ebook reader, in a bold move to fight Amazon's Kindle.

The Nook Simple Touch GlowLight doesn't just have a truly un-snappy name, it has a glowing screen for night-time reading, and now costs a mere £49 in the UK -- a discount of £20 off the previous £69 price.

The aggressive price cut comes mere weeks ahead of a new version of Amazon's Kindle Paperwhite, which has a revamped screen and a faster processor, and costs £109.

Amazon's updated ebook reader hits the UK on 9 October. The scrappy Barnes & Noble will be hoping to lure would-be buyers away from Amazon, and towards its own, lower-priced glowing gadget.

Being £60 cheaper than its rival certainly makes the GlowLight worth considering, though you won't get some of the fancy features (like quick scanning through books or new faster page-turning) that the revamped Kindle offers.

You also won't get access to Amazon's digital bookstore, which has a vast and comprehensive selection of ebooks. Barnes & Noble's gadget is compatible with the .epub file format however, which means you can download and transfer ebooks from loads of different online shops, and even UK libraries.

If you're tempted, you can pick up the £49 Nook GlowLight from UK shops including Argos, Currys and PC World, John Lewis and Sainsbury's. Are you tempted? Let me know in the comments, or on our Facebook wall.