Tagged with: Barnes and Noble

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 ...

Nearly 2 in 3 Young Adults Prefer Books to E-Books

Nearly 2 in 3 Young Adults Prefer Books to E-Books

Sixteen to 24-year-olds are known as the super-connected generation, obsessed with snapping selfies or downloading the latest mobile apps, so it comes as a surprise to learn that 62% prefer print books to ebooks. Asked about preferences for physical products versus digital content, printed books jump out as the media most ...

Barnes & Noble Reveals Nook GlowLight, Takes Aim at Kindle Paperwhite

Barnes & Noble Reveals Nook GlowLight, Takes Aim at Kindle Paperwhite

Barnes & Noble's Nook division seems to exist in a constant state of flux — one day it's being spun off, the next its construction outsourced — but the retail giant continues producing its E Ink readers unabated. On Wednesday it announced the Nook GlowLight, its new flagship ebook reader. It's designed to compete ...

Barnes and Noble’s Founder No Longer Wants to Bail the Company Out

Barnes and Noble’s Founder No Longer Wants to Bail the Company Out

Back in February, Barnes & Noble founder Leonard Riggio said he wanted to buy the retail stores from the struggling bookseller. Now he’s out. His explanation, via an SEC filing: “While I reserve the right to pursue an offer in the future, I believe it is in the company’s best interests to focus on the business at ...

Barnes and Noble’s New CEO Says the Nook Will Live On

Barnes and Noble’s New CEO Says the Nook Will Live On

Two months ago, Barnes & Noble announced that it will stop manufacturing Nook tablets itself and instead seek partnerships with third-party manufacturers to build a co-branded line of tablets. The company is rethinking its stance, however, perhaps as a result of a change at the top. Last month, CEO William Lynch ...

Barnes & Noble Cuts Nook Simple Touch GlowLight Price to $99

Barnes & Noble Cuts Nook Simple Touch GlowLight Price to $99

The Nook Simple Touch GlowLight is one of the best ereaders on the market. It has a very nice form and a great screen. And now it’s also the cheapest of its kind. B&N just announced a $20 price cut, bringing the GlowLight’s price down to just $99. The ad-supported Kindle Paperwhite is $119 and the Kobo Glo is ...