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What is the Future of Super-sized Bookstores?


Do super-sized bookstores still have a viable business model or are they being reduced to mere showrooms for ebooks?

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Barnes and Noble Rebrands Self-publishing Platform Pubit as NOOK Press

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Capitalizing on the recognition of NOOK, Barnes & Noble has rebranded its self-publishing platform Pubit as NOOK Press and added features from FastPencil.

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Ether for Authors: AWP’s Boston Foray, B&N’s Travails, McEwan’s Doubts

Near Boston, Revolutionary War battle re-enactors engage with latter-day Minute Men. iStockphoto/Sphraner

Porter Anderson’s weekly round-up of writerly buzz from around the web previews this week’s AWP conference in Boston, B&N’s bad news, Ian McEwan’s doubts about fiction and more.

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Has The Time for Ereaders Come and Gone?

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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.

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My Favorite Literary Feud of 2012: Tolstoy Gets Nook’ed

Leo Tolstoy had no idea what a Nook was, and yet...

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.

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My New Year’s Resolution is to Dump Amazon, And Why I’ll Fail

Edward Nawotka, Editor-in-Chief, Publishing Perspectives

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.

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Is Being First Into a New International E-book Market Ever Best?

If you beat the competition to market, how can you be sure to capitalize on your first-mover advantage?

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.

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E-Book Trends Differ Around the World

CEO Panel discusses worldwide e-book trends at the Frankfurt Book Fair 2012

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.

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B&N in Frankfurt: We Come in Peace

Jim Hilt and ex-European director Patrick Rouvillois  show off Nook devices at the Frankfurt Book Fair 2012. Alas, they never made it to Germany or anywhere else in Europe outside the UK.

Barnes & Noble made it clear at the Frankfurt Book Fair that they plan to play nice with publishers during their international expansion.

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B&N’s Big News: New Nook Tablets, Int’l Head, UK Retail Partners


Barnes & Noble announces new Nook Tablets and e-readers in the UK, plus Nook Video service, more retail partners and new International Business Manager.

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