Report: Barnes & Noble expected to debut new Nook

New York City -- Barnes & Noble is expected to unveil the new Nook -- its response to Amazon.com's new Kindle Fire tablet -- next Monday, the Associated Press reported.

Barnes & Noble invited journalists and analysts to a news conference for a "very special announcement" that day.

The invitation follows Amazon.com’s launch of Kindle Fire in late September. The e-book reader was upgraded to be able to surf the web, stream movies and TV and support thousands of apps in addition to being an e-book reader. The Kindle Fire starts shipping Nov.15.