A few key take-aways from DBW 2014: teens aren’t reading for fun, ebook sales grow overseas, Wall Street discounts publishing and Amazon is like modern art.
B&N is being eulogized as a ‘dead man walking,’ but the company still has a firm foundation, including the Nook, and will be with us as long as we still have print.
Writing for Bloomberg.com, Virginia Postrel has a counterintuitive suggestion for publishers, Barnes & Noble and tech-savvy retail entrepreneurs: embrace showrooming.
Belgian researchers report that the aroma of chocolate inspired bookstore shoppers to stay in the store longer, while boosting the sales of certain genres.
William Lynch has resigned as CEO of Barnes and Noble, while Michael Huseby has been appointed CEO of NOOK Media LLC.
What is the future of B&N in light of recent poor performance reports, how do royalties really work, and what do you tell your parents about the sex in your novels?
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.