What you didn’t already know about Barnes & Noble

By Paul St John Mackintosh
October 5, 2015 // 0 Comments

On the rather doubtful premise that the supposed downturn in ebook sales signals a revival for Barnes & Noble, Mental Floss has shared a roundup of “14 Page-Turning Facts About Barnes & Noble.” Some may surprise you. Some will be all too predictable. For instance, who would [ on]

Nook GlowLight Plus e-reader on the way? B&N briefly teases us

By David Rothman
September 25, 2015 // 6 Comments

B&N’s Web site briefly mentioned a NookGlowLight Plus e-reader yesterday, the apparent successor to the aging NookGlowLight, now marked down to $99. Is 300 dpi goodness on the way to compete with Amazon’s Kindle offerings and Kobo’s, too? A MobileReader and Nate shared a screenshot, but [ on]

Seeking Alpha contributor: Barnes & Noble not doomed after all

By Chris Meadows
September 19, 2015 // 0 Comments

Just how much trouble is Barnes & Noble really in? It seems to be in a good deal of it. We haven’t covered it that much lately on TeleRead, but Nate mentioned on The Digital Reader in the last couple of weeks that its revenues and losses were down last quarter, and that while it claims it’s [ on]

How to upgrade the Nook HD to Kit Kat or Lollipop with Cyanogenmod

By Chris Meadows
September 15, 2015 // 44 Comments

Update (Sep 15, 2015): When I first set out to write out this guide, I had no idea it would turn into one of our most evergreen articles. But even over a year later, we still see it pop up regularly in our top-visited statistics from day to day. Even well after Barnes & Noble has moved on to [ on]

Barnes & Noble may be adding a new 8” tablet next month

By Chris Meadows
August 24, 2015 // 2 Comments

On The Digital Reader, Nate Hoffelder offers a pretty big scoop based on insider information: someone at Barnes & Noble tells him that B&N is planning to reset its stores early next month to support a new 8” device. Details are sketchy—there are no new submissions to the FCC, and [ on]

Salon wishes Amazon an unhappy 20th birthday

By Chris Meadows
July 11, 2015 // 6 Comments

Amazon is just about to turn 20, and Salon has a hit piece with five reasons to wish Amazon an “unhappy birthday.” Of course, the fact that Salon dislikes Amazon is not exactly a surprise. In this article, Scott Timberg blames Amazon for all but destroying bookstores, mistreating its employees, [ on]

Does anyone even want cross-platform e-book interoperability?

By Chris Meadows
June 6, 2015 // 6 Comments

Proprietary e-book formats have been around for quite some time. Most major commercial vendors use proprietary formats to one extent or another, be they Amazon’s Kindle format or the proprietary DRM that Barnes & Noble and others put on top of EPUB. Given that they help to chill competition [ on]

Why NOT self-publish exclusively through Amazon?

By Chris Meadows
September 19, 2014 // 19 Comments

I first saw a post by Hugh Howey discussing the potential cost versus befits of going exclusive with Amazon a few days ago. I was thinking of saying something about it, but it kind of takes on added significance with the news about Barnes & Noble removing the “Download” button from its [ on]

(Brief) Hands on with the new Samsung Galaxy Tab Nook

By Juli Monroe
August 20, 2014 // 2 Comments

I wandered over to my local Barnes & Noble to play with the Samsung Galaxy Tab Nook and see what I thought. Nate at The Digital Reader actually bought one, so if you have questions or want to see what he has to say, pop over to his post. I’ll start with the good. It’s a nice [ on]

Authors lost the book war long before Amazon vs. Hachette

By Chris Meadows
June 19, 2014 // 0 Comments

I meant to cover this piece from The Weeklings when it popped up on The Passive Voice the other day. To my surprise, it’s reprinted on the normally rabid pro-publisher/anti-Amazon Salon Magazine this morning, so I guess I have no excuse now. In this article, J.E. Fishman traces authorial woes all [ on]

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