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Several newspapers suggest that disappointing sales of ereaders over the holidays in deference to booming tablet sales marks the end of the ereader boom.
Superior Formatting Publishing offered a version of War and Peace, through B&N’s Nook store, but a find/replace error changed the word Kindle to Nook throughout.
For long-time ebook buyers indoctrinated in Amazon’s convenient ecosystem, trying to make the switch to a competitor can lead to frustration and disappointment.
Evidence suggests that the most successful e-book retailers build on the mistakes of the predecessors and being first-to-market isn’t a key to success.
During a CEO panel at the Frankfurt Book Fair 2012, execs from bookselling giants discussed global e-book trends and how they differ across various markets.
Barnes & Noble made it clear at the Frankfurt Book Fair that they plan to play nice with publishers during their international expansion.
Barnes & Noble announces new Nook Tablets and e-readers in the UK, plus Nook Video service, more retail partners and new International Business Manager.
The coming decision from the Department of Justice could mean cheaper e-books for consumers in the USA, which is likely a problem for Barnes & Noble.
American bookselling giants have their eyes on foreign markets as they expand their offerings abroad.