September 17, 2014

Ebook Readers: What Does the Future Hold for the Nook?

We will likely learn more on Thursday when Barnes & Noble is set to report their latest quarterly earnings report. The New York Times reports that the company has already warned that losses in the Nook Division  ”will be greater than the year before and that the unit’s revenue for all of fiscal 2013 would be far […]

GPO Partners With Barnes and Noble to Sell Federal eBooks

From the GPO: The U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) has signed an agreement with Barnes & Noble to sell Federal eBooks. Titles are available in eBook format for Barnes & Noble’s Nook eReader. GPO works with Federal agencies to produce their publications, books, and reports in print and digital formats, including eBook formats. Approximately 30 […]

Roundup: Microsoft Investing $300 Million in Barne & Noble’s Digital Reading Business

Official Announcement Barnes & Noble and Microsoft Form Strategic Partnership to Advance World-Class Digital Reading Experiences for Consumers Barnes & Noble Inc. and Microsoft today announced the formation of a strategic partnership in a new Barnes & Noble subsidiary, which will build upon the history of strong innovation in digital reading technologies from both companies. […]

Baker & Taylor and B&N Team Up to Make Library Books Available on the Nook

From a Baker and Taylor News Release (via Paul Biba at TeleRead.com) Baker & Taylor and Barnes & Noble, Inc. announced at the American Library Association Annual Conference that the companies will partner to build awareness among NOOK customers that digital books are available for loan from local libraries, and to provide all library patrons […]

Liberty Media Makes $1.02 Billion Bid For Barnes & Noble

Coverage from the Wall Street Journal By Russell Adams and Jefferey Trachtenberg: “John Malone’s Liberty Media Corp. made an offer Thursday to acquire Barnes & Noble Inc. for $1.02 billion, a dramatic turn for the nation’s largest bookstore chain—which put itself up for sale last summer but struggled to find a buyer as the outlook […]

Barnes & Noble Plans to Launch a "New" eReader Device (In Addition to Nook)

A Barnes & Noble 8-K SEC filing yesterday includes this sentence: In a meeting with investor analysts on May 4, 2011, Barnes & Noble, Inc. (the “Company”) indicated it expects to make an announcement on May 24, 2011 regarding the launch of a new eReader device. CNET says the that the new product will replace […]

B&N Releases Major Update To Nook Color Platform Including Introduction of Apps

Barnes & Noble held a webinar today introducing several new features to Nook Color platform.  TeleRead editor Paul Biba attend the webinar and has posted his notes here. B&N said that customers want more tablet features. Biba also mentions the introduction of apps, a full-featured email client, and Flash. Much more in the complete TeleRead […]