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

By David Rothman
September 25, 2015 // 4 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 [...]

Morning Links: B&N Revenues Down. Hoopla Adds Digital Comics

By Juli Monroe, TeleRead
June 26, 2015 // 4 Comments

B&N Reports Revenues Down Across the Board (Ink, Bits & Pixels) According to the press release (which was also filed with the SEC as the 10-K report), the company saw a net loss was $19.4 million in the 4th quarter, compared to $36.7 million in the same period last year. For FY2015 [...]

E-book-lovers vs. proprietary formats (yes, P is still evil)

By David Rothman
June 6, 2015 // 10 Comments

TeleRead writers traditionally have been strong supporters of e-book standards. No blinking. No hesitation. ePub is the way to go in most cases. The majority of us have just hated proprietary formats even though companies like Amazon make them hard to avoid. Proprietary formats remind us of the [...]

Barnes & Noble Sync UP pairs ebooks with print – for a price

By Paul St John Mackintosh
November 16, 2014 // 2 Comments

Barnes & Noble has introduced another service to lever off its bricks-and-mortar presence into greater ebook market share with the rollout of B&N Sync Up, which offers ebook pairings with a selected series of paperback titles – but for an additional $4.99. “Buy the paperback, [...]

Morning Links: Roundup of new Nook reviews. Apple working on payment system

By Juli Monroe, TeleRead
September 1, 2014 // 0 Comments

Roundup: Galaxy Tab 4 Nook Reviews (The Digital Reader) Unfortunately for both B&N and for potential buyers, there weren’t very many blogs interested in writing a review for this tablet. I only found 5 actual reviews (not counting the fake review posted by Publishers Weekly), which is far [...]

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 a Barnes & Noble store. All that was necessary for it to ring up was to have an ISBN bar code [...]

What will I do with my Nook Simple Touch now?

By Susan Lulgjuraj
February 19, 2014 // 1 Comment

I wonder if my Nook Simple Touch will become a collector’s item. Most likely, it will just be exactly what it is now – a gadget collecting dust with the battery killed off long ago. I haven’t used my NST in months, maybe even a year. So, it was not surprising when I read on The Digital Reader [...]

Barnes & Noble names Nook division CEO Michael Huseby to overall CEO slot

By Chris Meadows
January 8, 2014 // 0 Comments

Barnes and Noble has just picked up a new overall CEO. Or at least a new-old one. Digital Book World and Publishers Weekly report that B&N has moved Michael Huseby, former CEO of the Nook division, into the top CEO spot left by William Lynch who vacated in July. Huseby said in a statement in [...]

SEC probing Barnes & Noble accounting

By Susan Lulgjuraj
December 7, 2013 // 0 Comments

Barnes & Noble has been hit with more bad news. On Friday, it was revealed the SEC was investigating B&N’s accounting, according to an Associated Press report in USA Today. According to the report, the SEC told the book company it was looking into two issues: the company’s restatement [...]

B&N shareholder: "No one is happy with Nook"

By Susan Lulgjuraj
September 11, 2013 // 3 Comments

Barnes & Noble had it annual shareholders meeting on Tuesday in New York City. It went as well as you would expect – in other words, not well at all. B&N chair and founder Len Riggio publically addressed shareholders for the first time since deciding not to purchase half of the company, [...]

And This is Why Barnes & Noble Continues to Trail Amazon In the E-Book World

By Juli Monroe, TeleRead
September 6, 2013 // 11 Comments

I love my Nook HD, and I really do want Barnes & Noble to succeed, but they have to stop shooting themselves in the foot by being more complicated than Amazon when it comes to purchasing books and managing an e-book library. Yesterday B&N and I were just not getting along, and everything I [...]

Morning Roundup: How do you make money when everything is going free?

By Joanna Cabot
August 21, 2013 // 0 Comments

How Do You Make Money When Everything is Going Free? (Futurebook) Stop worrying about the price of books, or music, or art, going to zero. It’s happening. It’s happened. There is no going back. * * * Will Copyright Be Extended 25 Years? An Old Debate Returns (GigaOM) In 1998, Congress agreed to [...]

Barnes & Noble's UK sales strategy is working better than I expected

By Juli Monroe, TeleRead
August 16, 2013 // 1 Comment

I’m often highly critical of Barnes & Noble. Part of the reason for that is due to the fact that because I love their hardware, I cringe when they make what appear to be stupid and short-sighted decisions. I also want at least one strong Amazon competitor. I don’t think Amazon [...]

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