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Online Book Buying Almost Half of Retail Book Purchases
August 6, 2013 | 2:17 pm

Are you buying most or all of your books online? If so, you're not alone. According to Bowker's latest research, 44 percent of all books in the U.S. are bought online. That number includes both e-books and print books. That's up from 39 percent in 2011—not a huge increase, but still significant. If I had to guess, I'd think that Borders' bankruptcy had a lot to do with it. Instead of going to another bookstore chain (like Barnes & Noble), buyers moved online. Not surprisingly, Amazon increased its lead while B&N actually lost ground in the e-book marketplace (four percent down from...

Financial Journalists Weigh in on the B&N Nook
December 31, 2012 | 2:48 pm

New York Stock Exchange Barnes & Noble NOOK Media division PearsonWe aren't normally in the business of sharing stock picks here at TeleRead. But for the past three days, one of the biggest stories on the e-reading beat has been the news that Pearson—the British educational media company that owns the Financial Times and the Penguin Group—just invested $89.5 million in Barnes & Noble's Nook Media division, equalling a five percent equity stake. Business publications and financial journalists, of course, have responded en masse by sharing their own opinions about which companies in the e-reading space are headed for greatness, and which ones may have taken too many financial missteps already. As a...