Barnes & Noble Inc.

B&N Says it is (Still) “Considering” Smaller Stores, But is Actually Closing Stores
September 10, 2015 at 5:08 pm

B&N said they are considering smaller stores, but what they're actually doing is shuttering stores right and left. And that is the real story here, not that a "book retailer considers new store prototype". Actions speak louder than words, which is why you should look at what someone is doing rather than what they are…

B&N Reports Revenues Down Last Quarter While Losses Shrink
September 9, 2015 at 2:15 pm

Barnes & Noble has released its quarterly report today for the period ending 1 August 2015. The company reported a decline in revenues in its fiscal 2016 first quarter, including a continued steep decline in digital revenues. First quarter consolidated revenues declined 1.5% to $1.2 billion, as compared to the prior year. This figure includes…

Barnes & Noble Introduces the Newest Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 NOOK 8-Inch Tablet
September 3, 2015 at 11:40 am

The US book retailer Barnes & Noble today announced the introduction of a new Samsung-built 8″ tablet. The company has moved away from building its own hardware and now letting Samsung do the heavy lifting. Samsung doesn’t mind, it launches new tablets and smartphones on a seemingly daily…

Scribd Hires New VP of Strategy, Theresa Horner
August 5, 2015 at 5:17 pm

We’re really excited today to announce that publishing all-star Theresa Horner is joining our team as our first Vice President of Strategy and New Content Verticals. She’s a highly respected veteran of the publishing world, having served as VP of Digital Content at Barnes & Noble, where she worked on the Nook e-reader and as a senior director at…

Press Release: Barnes & Noble Names Ronald D. Boire Chief Executive Officer
July 6, 2015

New York, New York - July 2, 2015 - Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS), the nation's largest retail bookseller, today announced that Ronald D. Boire has been named Chief Executive Officer of Barnes & Noble's Retail business, effective September 8, 2015. Mr. Boire is currently President and Chief Executive Officer, and a member of the Board of Directors, Sears Canada (SCC.TO, SRSC).

Press Release: Barnes & Noble Names Two New Board Directors
June 22, 2015

NEW YORK, Jun 18, 2015 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE:BKS), the nation's largest retail bookseller, today announced the appointment of two new independent directors to its board, ahead of the Company's previously announced separation of its Retail and College businesses.

Barnes & Noble Could Soar
June 8, 2015

Barnes & Noble could make for exciting reading this summer, as the retailer moves toward separating its college bookstore business from the rest of its operations in August. The spinoff of Barnes & Noble Education will showcase an attractive business with good growth prospects that is buried inside the bookseller, whose results have been depressed by a disastrous foray into the tablet area with Nook. The split will also let investors get a clearer look at the company's underappreciated retail bookselling division, which generates significant free cash flow.

Why Proprietary Ebook Formats Hurt Readers and Publishers
June 8, 2015

It takes something truly ridiculous to make me write an out and out rant. Still, every now and then I read something that I can't avoid responding to, because of the degree to which it misrepresents reality in an area I both care about and am knowledgeable in. Yesterday I had that experience when I read an article contending that proprietary eBook formats are good rather than bad, and that while "someday" we may have a truly interoperable eBook format,

The Once-Bright Future of Color E-paper
May 26, 2015

It's all too easy to dismiss the optimistic fantasies of yesterday: flying cars and robot servants may have filled the pages of Popular Mechanics in the 1950s, but today we're better grounded in reality, pinning our hopes on more reasonable futures based on technology we've actually developed. Still, even those predictions fall flat sometimes, and it can burn to look back at the track record of a horse we once bet on. For this editor, that stallion was known as color e-paper

Press Release: Barnes & Noble Partners with Amtrak and HarperCollins Publishers to Provide Free Ebooks in Celebration of Train Days
May 7, 2015

Barnes & Noble, Inc. (BKS), the nation's largest retail bookseller and the leading retailer of content, digital media and educational products, today announced an exciting new promotional partnership with Amtrak, HarperCollins and leading magazine publishers to provide free eBooks and eMagazines to Amtrak customers during Amtrak Train Days. Starting May 9 with the kick-off of Amtrak Train Days, and running through November, NOOK is providing an enhanced travel experience by leveraging expert booksellers to curate a collection of free eBooks and eMagazines for Amtrak passengers - perfect for enjoying while traveling by train. For more information, visit