ENTRIES TAGGED "booksellers"
B&N's dismal earnings call, fine-tuning paywalls, and German booksellers launch an ereader.
B&N, analysts respond to Nook losses
Headline news this week was the dismal Nook news from Barnes & Noble’s earnings call on Thursday. The news wasn’t unexpected — Leslie Kaufman reported at the New York Times on Sunday that B&N warned it expected “losses in its Nook Media division” and she quoted a source “familiar with Barnes & Noble’s strategy” as saying, “They are not completely getting out of the hardware business, but they are going to lean a lot more on the comprehensive digital catalog of content.” A B&N spokesperson assured John Cook at GeekWire, “To be clear, we have no plans to discontinue our award-winning line of Nook products.”
Cyrus Farivar reported at ArsTechnica that, on Monday, Leonard Riggio, B&N’s largest shareholder, offered to buy the company — minus the Nook and college bookstore divisions — and take it private, causing B&N’s stock price to rise 11% that day.
Lavar Burton on the power of storytelling and other highlights from TOC 2012.
LeVar Burton's TOC keynote takes publishing back to its fundamentals; Joe Karaganis says opposition to SOPA isn't enough, we also need we good alternatives; and bookseller Praveen Madan says the future of bookstores hinges on experiences … and perhaps partnering with Amazon.
Non-traditional retail channels help publishers expand reach with better terms.
Retail bookselling isn't dead, it just moved. Publishers are now selling books through stores that sell clothing, housewares, kitchenwares, toys, and even paper and gift supplies.
Kassia Krozser says digital publishing won't kill bookstores if it's properly acknowledged.
Though stories abound about the impending doom booksellers face in the digital era, Kassia Krozser says brick-and-mortar retailers still have a future.
Morris Rosenthal says retail figures point to Amazon eclipsing Barnes & Nobles in U.S. book sales this year: The book selling wars that began four decades ago with the rise of the mall chains, followed by the growing power of the Barnes & Noble, Borders and BAM superstore chains, has been won by Amazon. Amazon sales are on track…
News Roundup: B&N Won't Buy Borders, Kindle Roadblocks and Sightings, Pirates Convince Game Developer to Drop DRM
Report: No Borders Bid for Barnes & Noble It looks like Barnes & Noble won't acquire Borders after all. The Wall Street Journal (subscription required) says B&N is changing course from earlier this year and will not submit a bid for Borders. Kindle Projections, Roadblocks and Sightings Theresa Poletti from MarketWatch comments on the relative absence of Kindle sightings, particularly…
It looks like Barnes & Noble won't acquire Borders after all. The Wall Street Journal (subscription required) says B&N is changing course from earlier this year and will not submit a bid for Borders. Related Stories: B&N Considering Borders Acquisition BN.com Redesign Nets Significant Traffic Increase Borders Goes Solo on New Web Site Amazon Growth Fuels Online's Book Market Share…
Amazon has acquired AbeBooks for an undisclosed amount, reports The Bookseller. Russell Grandinetti, vice president of books for Amazon.com, is quoted in an Amazon press release announcing the deal: As a leader in rare and hard-to-find books, AbeBooks brings added breadth and expanded selection to our customers worldwide … AbeBooks provides a wide range of services to both sellers…