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TeleRead Asks: Why is Barnes & Noble Losing?
January 4, 2013 | 3:18 pm

To most readers, it probably seems unthinkable that Barnes & Noble and its Nook Media division might not be around at this time next year. But after B&N announced its embarrassingly low holiday season sales figures yesterday (scroll down to read the press release), that's essentially what every media outlet covering the news seemed to be suggesting. After thumbing through a few of the stories and considering the facts myself, I've got to say that my own personal faith in the company's future isn't exactly booming—quite the opposite, in fact. If you're not current on the story yourself, here's the nut graf...

Digital Publishing in 2013 — Meet the New Seven Sisters
January 2, 2013 | 12:56 pm

  By David Wogahn There seemed to be a sigh of relief the last few months of 2012 as the trade publishing establishment trumpeted the slowing growth of e-book sales. It may indeed be slowing, but the pain of adjusting to new economies of scale, changing consumer habits, technology adoption and lack of business model options are even bigger threats to the independence of large traditional publishers. The digital revolution has had an undeniable impact on how businesses operate. Costly technology and complex analog media production (music, publishing, film) are no longer the purview of large organizations. With lower technology costs and easy...