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B&N is Considering Smaller Stores

April 18th, 2014 by Nate Hoffelder · Barnes & Noble → No Comments

Followingbarnes noble logo a bad holiday season and poor fiscal year, Barnes & Noble Chair Len Riggio gave an interview to the WSJ earlier this month concerning B&N’s future plans.
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B&N Stock Price Drops After Chair Riggio Reduces His Stake

April 17th, 2014 by Nate Hoffelder · Barnes & Noble → 1 Comment

Barnes & barnes noble logoNoble chairperson Leonard Riggio scaled back his stake in the company to 20% today by selling shares.
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Barnes & Noble Was a Larger Tablet Maker in 2011 Than Samsung

April 11th, 2014 by Nate Hoffelder · Amazon, Barnes & Noble, hardware news, Samsung → 5 Comments

Samsung color_nookgot off to a rocky start when they released their first tablets in late 2010 and early 2011, but only now are we finding out just how poorly Samsung did in those first few quarters. A new internal Samsung doc has been uncovered, and it tells us that Samsung’s own internal figures place their tablet sales at a much smaller figure than anyone had previously expected.
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New Gossip: B&N to Spin off Nook Media

April 10th, 2014 by Nate Hoffelder · Barnes & Noble, Nook, Nook Media, Rumors → 14 Comments

An unsubstantiated NOOK sony kobo logoand unconfirmed rumor circulated yesterday that Barnes & Noble was getting ready to spin off Nook Media. The rumor originates with a stock market news service, which reported on it behind a paywall, and it has been picked up by Benzinga.

There is absolutely no evidence to support this rumor being true, but given Barnes & Noble’s history it is not completely out of the question.
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Nook Glowlight is on Sale – $99

April 6th, 2014 by Nate Hoffelder · Barnes & Noble, eReader News, hardware news → 8 Comments

Following 406078-barnes-noble-nook-glowlightonly days after releasing an update, Barnes & Noble is running a Spring sale this week on their last ebook reader, the Nook Glowlight. From now until 13 April, customers in the US will be able to find the ereader in B&N stores and online for $99.
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Nook for Android Updated

April 5th, 2014 by Nate Hoffelder · Android, Barnes & Noble, Nook → No Comments

Barnes & Noblenook itunes answered one of my open questions earlier this week with a new update for their Android app.

According to my sources, the app now enables readers to browse and sample ebooks without an account. It will also now ping you with notifications about deals in the Nook Store, reading recommendations and more.
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Liberty Media Sells off Shares of Barnes & Noble

April 3rd, 2014 by Nate Hoffelder · Barnes & Noble → 10 Comments

Nearly 3 yearbarnes noble logos after making an unsuccessful bid to buy Barnes & Noble, the investment firm Liberty Media has announced that they are selling off most of their stake in the bookseller.
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Barnes & Noble Rolls Out New Update for the Nook Glowlight

March 31st, 2014 by Nate Hoffelder · Android, Barnes & Noble, Nook, software news, Uncategorized → 4 Comments

Pokingbarnes-noble-nook-glowlight-hand holes in the rumor that they fired their entire hardware staff, Barnes & Noble released a new update today for the Nook Glowlight, their latest ereader.

Readers can now enjoy a better shopping experience, improved search capabilities,, and the ability to redeem access codes on the device (this previously required the B&N website).
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B&N Should Sell Nook Print Titles in Store, and Other Impractical Ideas

March 30th, 2014 by Nate Hoffelder · Barnes & Noble, DeBunking, Nook, Nook Press, Self-Pub → No Comments

Much question-markink has been spilt on the topic of Barnes & Noble, the Nook, and how B&N might best move forward. So many ideas have been put forward that I was surprised to read about an entirely new one last week.

Jeremy Greenfield, writing over at Forbes, has put forward the suggestion that Barnes & Noble should use Sterling, their publisher subsidiary, to release a new imprint for self-published titles. This imprint would draw from ebooks distributed through Nook Press and select the best ones for print publication:
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Books-a-Million Reports 2013 Revenues Down 5.6%

March 23rd, 2014 by Nate Hoffelder · Barnes & Noble, Books-a-Million → 4 Comments

The 13147BooksAMillion_logo-mdsecond largest US bookstore chain released their annual report on Thursday and it would seem that they’re not in much better shape that Barnes & Noble.
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