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Barnes & Noble's sales fell 6.6 percent at its bookstores and online during the critical holiday season compared with last year. But the bookseller said a core sales figure was essentially flat.

The results were reported a day after the company announced that it promoted the head of its Nook business, Michael Huseby, to CEO. The post has been vacant since July when CEO William Lynch left the company.

Its stock rose in Thursday premarket trading.

Barnes and Noble has just picked up a new overall CEO. Or at least a new-old one. Digital Book World and Publishers Weekly report that B&N has moved Michael Huseby, former CEO of the Nook division, into the top CEO spot left by William Lynch who vacated in July. Huseby said in a statement in [...]

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Back in July of last year, Barnes & Noble announced that its former CEO, William Lynch, was to resign immediately. The resignation set off a huge executive shuffle with Michael P. Huseby being named CEO of Nook Media and President of Barnes & Noble. The board must have liked Huseby's work as he's now been promoted.

Barnes & Noble announced this morning that it has a new CEO in Huseby. He will assume the role immediately and be "responsible for all of the company's business units including Barnes & Noble Retail,

Barnes & Noble (NYSE:BKS) has unveiled a new ad campaign starring 30 Rock actor Jack McBrayer to push the book chain as a holiday shopping destination with something for everyone, and promote the new Nook GlowLight e-reader.

In an announcement, Barnes & Noble unveiled its "It All Happens At Barnes & Noble" TV ad campaign starring the charismatic and recognizable actor. The ads feature McBrayer shopping at Barnes & Noble for all of the people on his holiday shopping list, showing that at Barnes & Noble shoppers can find something for everyone.

Arit John has just run a highly negative piece on The Atlantic Wire about now-ex-CEO of Barnes & Noble William Lynch, based on Susan Berfield’s reporting in Bloomberg Businessweek. And as you might judge from the title, “Barnes & Noble’s Ex-CEO Might Still Have a Job If He Cared About Books,” a main thrust of John’s [...]

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The abrupt resignation of the CEO of Barnes & Noble is raising questions about the future of the only remaining national bookstore chain in a digital age.

After three years as chief executive, William Lynch Jr., 43, resigned without explanation Monday. Two weeks ago, the company reported another unprofitable quarter – sales down 7.4% from a year ago, as its net loss doubled to $119 million.

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