William Lynch and His Reading Habits: Do onscreen readers really care about books?

By libertyc
July 29, 2013 // 6 Comments

Arit John has just run a highly negative piece on The Atlantic Wire about now-ex-CEO of Barnes & Noble William Lynch, based on Susan Berfield’s reporting in Bloomberg Businessweek. And as you might judge from the title, “Barnes & Noble’s Ex-CEO Might Still Have a Job If [...]

Is The Sky Really Falling on NOOK Media?

By Brian Howard
July 19, 2013 // 2 Comments

Editor’s note: The following opinion piece, written by former Book Business editor-in-chief Brian Howard, originally appeared on the Book Business website back on June 26. The subject this piece covers is, by now, relatively old news. But it’s also a very well-written and smartly [...]

David Carr bashes Amazon, bucks for Witchfinder General vacancy

By libertyc
July 16, 2013 // 2 Comments

The latest in a long series of analyses of the Penguin Random House merger, the Apple price fixing verdict, and the difficulties of Barnes & Noble as all chapters in some great “Lord Of The Rings”-style epic struggle against the encroaching forces of darkness in the shape of Amazon, [...]

UK Nook Simple Touch fire sale smoulders on

By libertyc
July 10, 2013 // 3 Comments

The news of Barnes & Noble sacking its CEO and discontinuing production of its Nook line of readers doesn’t seem yet to have dented appetites for the devices, with enthusiasts scouring retailers and online shopping sites for remaining examples. Following a savage discounting round in the [...]

William Lynch Steps Down as B&N CEO: What does it mean for the future of Nook Media?

By libertyc
July 9, 2013 // 7 Comments

Considering William Lynch’s history with the company, this news probably doesn’t come as a huge surprise. Lynch oversaw the entire Nook line, including the E Ink Nook readers and the tablet line. Considering that B&N is abandoning tablet development and focusing just on the Nook [...]

Morning Roundup: Barnes & Noble CEO William Lynch Resigns, and more

By libertyc
July 9, 2013 // 0 Comments

Barnes & Noble CEO William Lynch Resigns (Paid Content) Barnes & Noble CEO William Lynch has resigned. Michael Huseby, who was the company’s CFO, takes over as CEO of Nook Media, while Mitchell Klipper remains CEO of retail. * * * Internet Archive Now Hosts 4.4. Million eBooks, Sees 15 [...]

Morning Roundup: Don't count out Barnes & Noble!

By libertyc
June 27, 2013 // 0 Comments

Digg App Updated for iOS with Digg Reader (The Digital Reader) Digg rolled out an update to their iOS app this morning. It’s a very small update, and it really only added a single feature: Digg Reader. * * * On the Likelihood of Academia ‘Taking Back’ Scholarly Publishing (Scholarly [...]

Barnes & Noble has restored Nook for PC and Mac

By libertyc
June 19, 2013 // 0 Comments

Earlier this month, I reported that Barnes & Noble had removed the install files for Nook for PC and Mac. Well, now they’re back. Although Barnes & Noble has said they aren’t supporting the apps anymore, something made them decide to make them available again. Hue and cry, [...]

Morning Roundup: How I Became a Freelancer

By libertyc
June 18, 2013 // 0 Comments

How I Became a Freelancer (Give Me Back my Five Bucks) Over the past few months, I’ve gotten a lot of requests to talk about my freelancing – where my money is coming from, how I approach potential clients, and how I got started. I’ve talked about it before, but figured I could go a little [...]

(Hurry, Limited-Time) Deal Alert: Get a Barnes & Noble Nook HD for $129, Nook HD+ for $149

By Adrian Diaconescu
June 11, 2013 // 0 Comments

I know, I know, there are oodles of tablets cooler than Barnes & Noble’s Nooks around, starting with the uber-cheap Nexus 7 and the sleek iPad Mini. But with B&N holding constant “yard sales”, I dare you to find a slate with more bang for the buck. Leading to Father’s Day for [...]

B&N decides Deutschland über alles with German market entry

By libertyc
June 7, 2013 // 4 Comments

German book press has picked up on the news that Barnes & Noble is still pressing on with its launch plans in Germany. According to the original article, “Barnes & Noble still wants to expand to Germany this year,” this follows on the establishment of Barnes & Noble GmbH in Berlin [...]

7 Must-Have Apps For Your New Nook HD

By libertyc
May 12, 2013 // 5 Comments

If you’ve taken advantage of the great sale on the Nook HD (ending today), or if you’ve had one for awhile and recently upgraded to add the Google Play Store, you might be wondering what apps to add. Here’s my list of must-have apps, not available in the Nook App store. 1. Feedly [...]

Weekend Roundup: Reading on cell phones in Africa

By Dan Eldridge
May 11, 2013 // 1 Comment

What news organizations are learning from their e-book efforts (Poynter Online) What’s left if B&N sells the Nook division to Microsoft? (The Passive Voice) A ‘novel’ idea for spreading literature in Africa: The cellphone (Christian Science Monitor) The e-book piracy debate, [...]

Nook HD as an Android Tablet Contender: Part 2 — Nook HD vs. Nexus 7

By libertyc
May 6, 2013 // 11 Comments

Yesterday, I wrote about the Nook HD mostly from a stock OS perspective. But I know the question you really wanted to have answered was this: “Does it work as an Android tablet?” After three days of using it, my answer is a cautious “yes.” Because I still don’t have a [...]

B&N Decides to Play Nice With Google Play

By libertyc
May 3, 2013 // 3 Comments

All right! Barnes & Noble has finally listened to its customer base, and the tech bloggers. They recently announced that they’ll be rolling out a software update that adds the Google Play Store to the Nook HD and HD+ tablets. This is excellent news. The Nook HD tablets have consistently [...]

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