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Nook: Shelved by Barnes & Noble
July 4, 2013 | 2:00 pm

NookBy Jon Dugan Late last week Barnes & Noble, Inc. announced that it will no longer be producing most of the NOOK line of tablets on their own, bowing out of competition with Apple, Google, and for the battle of the e-book reader. Less that favorable annual earnings topped the list of reasons why the company will no longer be producing the Nook color. It's no surprise when you consider that the Nook’s losses before interest and other costs were more than $450 million, soaring over last year’s number by over $200 million in fiscal 2012. The Los Angeles Times reported...

Barnes & Noble Partners with UK Publishers to Encourage Literacy
May 16, 2013 | 8:32 pm

Get London ReadingSince the middle of 2011, the London Evening Standard has been focused on increasing literacy in the UK with their "Get London Reading" initiative. To date, they've raised £1 million (about $1.5 million) and helped more than 2,000 children. Now Barnes & Noble and Nook Media have joined the campaign, along with several large UK publishers (Hachette UK, HarperCollins, Penguin and Random House). Last month, Barnes & Noble donated 100 Nook Simple Touch readers to the program, which has allowed volunteer reading helpers to use the e-readers during their work. [caption id="attachment_85168" align="alignright" width="300"] Photo credit: London Evening Standard[/caption] I just checked out...

Morning Links: Mark Coker’s 2013 Publishing Predictions
December 24, 2012 | 8:04 am

Mark Coker's 2013 Book Publishing Industry Predictions (Smashwords) B&N will give away free ebooks in stores, including Big Six titles (Paid Content) Top 100 Business, Leadership and Technology Twitter Accounts You Must Follow (Huffington Post) The Ray Kurzweil era begins at Google (Digital Trends) Kindle Daily Deals: We the Animals by Justin Torres {and 3 other choices}...

B&N introduces Nook for Web; offers 6 bestsellers for free
July 17, 2012 | 9:41 am

Screen Shot 2012 07 17 at 9 41 30 AM From the press release: Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS), the leading retailer of content, digital media and educational products, today introduced NOOK for Web, an innovative and free new browser experience that offers readers the ability to explore the hottest digital titles and bestselling books right from their computer – no sign-in, software download or NOOK account required to begin reading. With fast and easy access from any PC or Mac® browser, NOOK for Web seamlessly combines NOOK’s award-winning digital reading experience with access to Barnes & Noble’s expansive NOOK Store™. Now, anyone who loves to read can browse, sample and...

Get free Nook Daily Find RSS or email updates
July 2, 2012 | 8:15 am

Nook Daily Find RSS email updates If you’re a Barnes & Noble customer and the owner of the Nook eReader or any device with a Nook app installed, you probably check out the Nook Daily Find page pretty often. For daily updates off Nook Daily Find you can connect with Barnes & Noble Nook profiles on Twitter or Facebook. You can also get official email notifications, but B&N doesn’t offer RSS feed, which for me personally, is the most convenient way to pull all what’s important to my RSS reader. Some time ago we created an RSS feed for Kindle Daily Deal, and have decided to make a similar...

B&N’s international plans
June 29, 2012 | 9:01 am

Images From Shelf Awareness: Barnes & Noble plans to launch Nook digital bookstores in 10 countrieswithin 12 months, theBookseller reported, noting that a 10-K form filed by the company with the Securities and Exchange Commission "said the international expansion plans were part of its partnership with Microsoft, announced earlier this year."According to the document, B&N is also "exploring opportunities to give consumers outside of the U.S." access to its Nook products "through potential distribution partnerships yet to be announced. While there can be no assurances, the company intends to have one or more distribution agreements in place to sell Nook devices in certain countries...

B&N year-end financial results – NOOK sales
June 19, 2012 | 8:55 am

Excerpted from their financial results email: NOOKThe NOOK segment, which consists of the company’s digital business (including Readers, digital content and accessories), had revenues of $164 million for the quarter and $933 million for the full year.  NOOK segment comparable sales increased 1% for the fourth quarter while increasing 45% for the full year, as compared to the prior year periods.  Device sales declined during the fourth quarter due to higher third-party channel partner returns, lower selling volume and lower average selling prices.  In order to optimize the supply chain for new products, the company took back NOOK Simple Touch inventory...

B&N Desperately Needs To Become a Technology Company
May 29, 2012 | 10:29 am

Joe wikert Competition is always a good thing, right? In today's marketplace B&N is the company best positioned  to compete with Amazon for #1 in ebook sales. The problem is B&N still operates like a brick-and-mortar retailer while Amazon is a technology company to the very core. Some have suggested that Microsoft's investment in B&N will help them make the transition to becoming a technology company. If spinning off the Nook business is what it takes for B&N to start thinking more like Apple, Google and Amazon then let's hope they do it soon. As the owner of a Nook with GlowLight it's painfully obvious that...

GPO Partners With Barnes and Noble to Sell Federal eBooks
May 24, 2012 | 9:15 am

Infodocket From the GPO: The U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) has signed an agreement with Barnes & Noble to sell Federal eBooks. Titles are available in eBook format for Barnes & Noble’s Nook eReader. GPO works with Federal agencies to produce their publications, books, and reports in print and digital formats, including eBook formats. Approximately 30 eBook titles are available including popular titles like the Public Papers of the President-Barack Obama, Deep Water: The Gulf Oil Disaster And The Future Of Offshore Drilling (the BP Oil Spill Commission Report), the Financial Crisis Inquiry Report, and the newly released Basic Guide to Exporting from...

And Then There was One: Redux
May 21, 2012 | 9:27 am

Images Last week I wrote about my experience with Barnes & Noble’s customer service and how frustrating I found B&N’s attitude. Ted Weinstein twitted about the article and received back a suggestion that ‘Dan’ at B&N be contacted, with an e-mail address. Ted was kind enough to post that reply as a comment to the article. So I did write Dan and I commented, in reply to Ted’s comment about the response I got. However, the story does not end with that reply. I’m a firm believer that when an effort is made to rectify a situation, that effort is deserving of attention,...

And Then There Was One: Barnes & Noble’s Lack of Customer Service
May 16, 2012 | 9:44 am

Images For a long time I have advocated buying ebooks from Barnes & Noble. Not because B&N was the cheapest or had the very largest selection (although I admit that I consider the argument that Amazon has more titles than B&N to be a specious one; after all, does it truly matter that one has 1.3 million titles and the other has 1.1 million titles, as long as the store where I shop has the title I want to buy? How likely is it that I will read even 10% of the available titles — or, more importantly, even have an...

On Books: Rebecca Forster — Legal Thrillers
May 15, 2012 | 8:30 am

839e0b65f55a455752b558d904e04296a7440c10 thumb As I have mentioned in other posts, I began my serious adult work career as a lawyer (between college and law school, I tried a lot of different jobs, none satisfying). I was a trial attorney in the U.S. Midwest for a number of years before moving back to the East Coast and becoming an editor. My experience as a trial attorney, especially my experience defending persons accused of committing a crime, has always interfered with any enjoyment I might otherwise have gotten by reading lawyer-centric legal thrillers. For example, it stretches my credulity beyond the limits to read about a first-year...