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Google just threw Barnes and Noble a lifeline in its battle with Amazon

August 7th, 2014

In 2011, Amazon announced that for the first time ever, eBook sales had finally exceeded print sales in the United States. This wasn’t quite the death knell of the brick-and-mortar book store, but it was clear in which direction the audience had begun to shift. Now, right on the heels of the unveiling of Kindle Unlimited, Google and …

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Barnes & Noble launches a last-ditch effort at saving the Nook

June 5th, 2014

Although some see the Nook’s battle with Amazon’s Kindle series of tablets as a blood-soaked tragedy for Barnes & Noble, the one-time book-selling colossus isn’t giving up on its eReader/tablet line just yet. Barnes & Noble on Thursday announced a new partnership with Samsung in which the companies will co-design a cross-branded tablet called the Samsung Galaxy …

New Nook Announcement Rumor

Barnes & Noble rumored to announce new Nook on October 31st

October 29th, 2013

Amazon has cornered the eReader market with the Kindle: The company unveiled a few refreshed devices in September, just a month after reports indicated Amazon would sell $4.5 billion worth of eReaders this year. But the dark horse in the eReader race, Barnes & Noble, might be trying to make a comeback with an announcement of its …

Nook Price Drop Analysis

Nook’s death rattle

August 19th, 2013

Barnes & Noble has finally slashed the price of its moribund Nook Simple Touch with Glowlight to $99. The entire eBook reader industry received a fatal blow when Amazon launched its Kindle Fire, a fairly impressive tablet at $199. All eBooks on the market were simply priced too high to prevent consumers from being seduced by slightly more …

Nook HD Discount Sales

Nook tablet sales set to take off despite uncertain future

July 10th, 2013

Following Barnes & Noble’s announcement that it was going to abandon its tablet hardware business, the company slashed the prices of its Nook HD and Nook HD+ tablets. Shipments had fallen dramatically since December, from about one million units to an estimated 600,000 units in the second quarter of 2013. In an attempt to clear …

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Barnes & Noble abandons Nook tablet hardware

June 25th, 2013

Barnes & Noble on Tuesday morning reported fiscal fourth-quarter earnings that missed Wall Street’s consensus. Revenue was down 7.4% to $1.3 billion while the company doubled its net loss to -$118.6 million. Where Barnes & Noble’s Nook business is concerned, revenue fell 34% on-year to $108 million, resulting in a net loss of $177 million. …

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Can new tablet features save the Nook Simple Touch?

May 20th, 2013

When people buy an E Ink eReader instead of one of the many affordable tablets available on the market, they’re likely looking for a somewhat pure eBook reading experience. As Barnes & Noble’s Nook business continues to flounder, however, the book seller will soon bank on new tablet features to help boost interest in its …

Barnes & Noble Nook Warning Analysis

Did Barnes & Noble just kill off Nook?

February 25th, 2013

Barnes & Noble (BKS) issued two devastating warnings about Nook revenue performance over the past two months. On Sunday night, a New York Times article stated that a person familiar with Barnes & Noble’s strategy believes “the company must move away from its program to engineer and build its own devices and focus more on …