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.
Is it better to see publishers subsumed by fellow publishers than going to an Amazon or Apple? Or does it merely delay the inevitable or even expedited it?
Kevin O’Connor of Barnes & Noble NOOK Kids discusses the importance of partnerships with publishers and authors for retailers in the digital age.
The digital transition in publishing could mean unlikely business acquisitions are in store for major publishers by tech giants like Apple.
The latest news from PublishNews Brazil looks at the growth in e-books, Saraiva’s digital dominance, ONIX, and whether B&N is bringing the NOOK to Brazil.
Dropping ‘booksellers’ would free B&N to explore new business avenues and opportunities without shame or insincerity–and would likely boost the stock price.
Should B&N opt to spin off Nook it could look to sell it outright or bring in a even deeper-pocketed partner, such as Google or Sony.