Microsoft is said to have offered Barnes & Noble $1 billion to buyout the Nook Media business. Where would that leave the retailer going forward?
Do super-sized bookstores still have a viable business model or are they being reduced to mere showrooms for ebooks?
Capitalizing on the recognition of NOOK, Barnes & Noble has rebranded its self-publishing platform Pubit as NOOK Press and added features from FastPencil.
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.
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.