Barnes & Noble

Publishers, Amazon, and competition: Three points of view

By Chris Meadows
June 1, 2014 // 4 Comments

There’s a theme in the triad of Amazon/Hachette articles I found this morning, and the theme is…competition. First of all, here’s a rare op ed in favor of Amazon that originally appeared in [...]

How to upgrade the Nook HD to Kit Kat with Cyanogenmod

By Chris Meadows
May 31, 2014 // 44 Comments

Ever since I got my Nexus 7, my Nook HD has been kind of languishing. I’d upgraded it to the most recent Jelly Bean Cyanogenmod version a while back, but I was curious: what might Kit Kat be like [...]

Can publishers win if they dare?

By Chris Meadows
May 31, 2014 // 7 Comments

Dare – dare to believe you can survive You hold the future in your hand Dare – dare to keep all of your dreams alive It’s time to take a stand And you can win, if you dare —Stan [...]

Is Barnes & Noble stock underpriced?

By Chris Meadows
May 27, 2014 // 0 Comments

Barron’s has an article by Andrew Bary (paywalled; bypass with Google News) suggesting that Barnes & Noble stock is currently badly underpriced. Trading around $18 right now, Bary argues, [...]

Konrath vs. Stross on the Amazon/Hachette affair

By Chris Meadows
May 27, 2014 // 6 Comments

So, more people have chimed in on the Amazon/Hachette thing. Most notably, Charlie Stross has blogged about it. Given that he’s published by Orbit, a subsidiary of Hachette, it’s understandable [...]

Sneaking books into bookstores is not a good idea

By Chris Meadows
May 25, 2014 // 4 Comments

Here’s another one from the “probably not a good idea” department. Self-published writer Brendan Leonard had a bright idea: he might see if he could get his book more exposure by planting it in [...]

Updated: ‘Amazon Derangement Syndrome’ characterizes dispute between Amazon and Hachette

By Chris Meadows
May 24, 2014 // 12 Comments

So, there’s a thing. Over on The Passive Voice, and some other blogs with similar points of view, they refer to it as “Amazon Derangement Syndrome (ADS),” for the way a certain class of people [...]

Amazon vs. Hachette: Theories and opinions

By Chris Meadows
May 14, 2014 // 5 Comments

So, Amazon vs. Hachette. There’s a thing. One multibillion dollar company versus another in a contract negotiation, Amazon delaying availability of Hachette books, authors getting caught in the [...]

Jeremy Greenfield advocates Nook book sales for B&N salvation

By Paul St John Mackintosh
March 29, 2014 // 2 Comments

Digital Book World‘s Jeremy Greenfield has just penned a very interesting and thought-provoking article over on Forbes. As the answer to the great “what is going to happen to Nook?” [...]

What if Amazon bought Barnes & Noble?

By Chris Meadows
March 14, 2014 // 4 Comments

There’s a peculiar phenomenon by which year-old articles sometimes show up again in news aggregators and social network feeds that for some reason see the month and day part of the date and miss [...]

Barnes & Noble to launch another Nook tablet?

By Juli Monroe, TeleRead
February 26, 2014 // 1 Comment

And just when we thought Barnes & Noble was safely on its way to the grave. Third quarter earnings were released today. (Thanks to Baekdal for tweeting the Gigaom article.) According to the [...]

Author Earnings III: The Barnes & Noble report

By Chris Meadows
February 25, 2014 // 0 Comments

Hugh Howey and his stats guy have again crawled, this time looking at one day’s worth of Barnes & Noble sales data for the top 5,000 genre fiction Nook e-books.  They found a picture [...]

G Asset Management B&N offer may be busted for lowballing

By Paul St John Mackintosh
February 25, 2014 // 1 Comment

As readers of Chris Meadows’s report in TeleRead will already know, investment group G Asset Management has offered to buy out Barnes & Noble for around $1.3 billion. Now an announcement [...]

G Asset Management seeks to buy majority share of B&N, or B&N’s Nook subsidiary

By Chris Meadows
February 21, 2014 // 2 Comments

So what are we to make of this? An investment firm, G Asset Management, wants to buy 51% of Barnes & Noble in a deal working out to $22 per share. (Its current share price is $18.) This isn’t [...]

How to format .epub books to display properly on Nook

By Juli Monroe, TeleRead
February 19, 2014 // 7 Comments

Do you own a Nook (either tablet or eInk version)? Does it annoy you when you load an .epub to your Nook, and the paragraphs are block style (or even block indented style)? Want to learn to format [...]

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