Tagged with: Barnes and Noble

Samsung Unveils its first Nook Tablet: the $179 Galaxy Tab 4 Nook

Samsung Unveils its first Nook Tablet: the $179 Galaxy Tab 4 Nook

Samsung is becoming Barnes & Noble's first partner to create a Nook-branded tablet today with the unveiling and release of the Galaxy Tab 4 Nook. The name is a mouthful, but it basically means that the tablet is a rebranded version of Samsung's existing Galaxy Tab 4 tablet — part of its low-end line — that's now ...

Google and Barnes & Noble Team Up for Same-Day Book Delivery

Google and Barnes & Noble Team Up for Same-Day Book Delivery

Google and Barnes & Noble are joining forces to tackle their mutual rival Amazon, zeroing in on a service that Amazon has long dominated: the fast, cheap delivery of books. Starting on Thursday, book buyers in Manhattan, West Los Angeles and the San Francisco Bay Area will be able to get same-day deliveries from local ...

U.S. Book Publishers’ Online Revenue Now Exceeds Traditional Retail Revenue

U.S. Book Publishers’ Online Revenue Now Exceeds Traditional Retail Revenue

Brick-and-mortar book stores have clearly been on the decline for a while -- just look at Barnes & Noble's rocky finances. However, there's now some tangible evidence that the pendulum has swung in favor of internet-based sales. BookStats estimates that US publishers made more money from online orders and e-books in ...

Barnes and Noble is Spinning its Nook Business Off Into Another Company

Barnes and Noble is Spinning its Nook Business Off Into Another Company

Barnes & Noble will divide itself into two companies, one dedicated to the tanking Nook hardware business and the other the more profitable —but still struggling— brick-and-mortar book-retail operation. As Barnes & Noble CEO Michael Huseby explained today in its 2014 fourth quarter earnings: "We have determined ...

Barnes & Noble’s ‘Yuzu’ App Will Change the Way You Study

Barnes & Noble’s ‘Yuzu’ App Will Change the Way You Study

Barnes & Noble quietly launched the beta version of a new digital textbook app earlier this month. It’s called Yuzu, and it is currently available for the iPad and for web browsers. Yuzu is a digital education platform that Barnes & Noble says is going to “make the everyday learning experience remarkably ...

How to Buy E-Books from Anywhere and Read Them in One Place

How to Buy E-Books from Anywhere and Read Them in One Place

Most ebook sellers try to lock you into a particular ecosystem. If you don't mind buying from the same company every time, this isn't too bad, but you lose the ability to comparison shop, as well as making it difficult to switch apps. Fortunately, there's a way around this problem. In most other areas of life, we usually do ...

Barnes and Noble is No Longer Making a Nook Windows App

Barnes and Noble is No Longer Making a Nook Windows App

On March 10, Microsoft and Nook Media updated their agreement forged two years ago, according to a new 8-K filing by Barnes & Noble. Under terms of the amendment, Nook Media is allowed to discontinue distributing the Nook Windows app and to cease work on its Windows Phone app. Ouch. There seemingly is a replacement app ...

Barnes and Noble to Release a New Tablet In Spite of Falling Revenues

Barnes and Noble to Release a New Tablet In Spite of Falling Revenues

Barnes & Noble is cutting jobs and revenues fell again in the third-quarter earnings report released Wednesday, with the Nook segment once again taking a particularly large hit: Nook revenues were $157 million for the quarter, down 50.4 percent from a year ago. But the bookseller says it’s making progress on its goal ...

Barnes and Noble Has Fired Its Nook Hardware Engineers

Barnes and Noble Has Fired Its Nook Hardware Engineers

Barnes & Noble laid off its Nook hardware engineers, according to a source that tipped Business Insider. The engineers were let go last Thursday, according to our source. This follows Barnes & Noble dismissing the VP of Hardware, Bill Saperstein in January. Barnes & Noble confirmed that it laid people off when ...

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – December 4, 2013

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – December 4, 2013

The internet has made digital media king in almost every realm, but a new study shows that it hasn’t quite conquered the book market. Market research firm Voxburner recently polled 16 to 24 year olds in the UK. When asked if they preferred physical products or digital content, almost two in three polled said they ...