Geekwire: Take that, B&N? Amazon lines up retail titans for Kindle Fire
November 9, 2011 says its new Kindle Fire tablet and Kindle e-readers will be available in more than 16,000 stores across the U.S. starting on Nov. 15, touting its retail partnerships with such giants as Best Buy and Target a day after rival Barnes & Noble poked fun at Amazon for lacking its own stores

Thank You … and Big News
November 1, 2011

To end the year with a bang, we traditionally publish our annual Business Tips issue, featuring x number of tips on a variety of topics (this year, 65+ tips!). Our columnists, not typically list-makers by nature, graciously cooperate and submit their columns in tips format to go with our theme

16 Tips for Selling Your Books to Businesses
November 1, 2011

Business buyers are professional people trying to make rational decisions for the good of their companies. The decision process can be lengthy since they have to justify the large expenditure. But if all goes as planned, you've not only sold a large quantity of books on a non-returnable basis, you have also set the stage for recurring revenue as they place blanket orders or buy other titles that you offer.

Kindle Challenge to iPad Narrows Amazon Margins
October 17, 2011 Inc. (AMZN)’s profit margins, already at a five-year low last quarter, are set to narrow next year as the world’s largest online retailer sells its new tablet computer for half the price of the iPad.

Apple Most Valuble Company: Is Amazon Next in Line?
August 11, 2011

Apple made headlines Tuesday by passing Exxon Mobil  to become the world's most valuable company in market capitalization, making a dramatic turnaround from being nearly broke years before. Now it's time to ask what company might be next in line to make a similar transformation.

At the moment, all indications point to Amazon, the company that began as an online bookseller but now is directly challenging Apple with its new Kindle Cloud Reader that bypasses Apple's App Store by offering books and other down-loadable content through the Web instead of a native iOS app.

Exclusive interview with Borders CEO Mike Edwards: 'We are here fighting to the end'
May 11, 2011

The executive who is steering Ann Arbor-based Borders Group Inc. through bankruptcy said in an exclusive interview with that he is confident the bookstore chain can emerge from court protection as a viable company.

But he also acknowledged that the company’s future is dependent on the willingness of publishers to agree to new terms under which they would continue to ship books to the company’s remaining stores.

“All I can tell you is that we are here fighting to the end,” Borders Inc. CEO Mike Edwards said in a rare interview.

What Lies on the Retail Horizon?
May 1, 2011

Borders Group's recent bankruptcy filing and announced closing of more than 220 stores nationwide seems to warrant a closer look at trends in book retailing.

Think Inside "The Box"
March 4, 2011

An interesting article in yesterday's Wall Street Journal, "As Big Boxes Shrink, They Also Rethink," described how the major discount stores and warehouse clubs are rethinking their business models and downsizing as people are buying more products online. Two examples are the Best Buy Mobile stores with a focus on smartphones, and the smaller stores that Wal-Mart is rolling out (40,000 square feet versus its 185,000-square-feet superstores).