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