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How would a split affect Barnes & Noble, Nook business?

Poynter. – 2012-01-06

Barnes & Noble is exploring whether to spin off or sell its Nook e-book and e-reader business line, according to paidContent and others. What would that mean? It would separate the fast-growing Nook business (up about 70 percent annually… Read more
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Worried publishers put hopes on Barnes & Noble

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Barnes & Noble says it won't stock Amazon titles

Barnes & Noble is attempting to irk its publishing rival Inc. by not stocking Amazon published titles in its stores. | – 2012-02-02

B&N 'developing partnership' with Waterstones over Nook

US retailer Barnes & Noble is "developing a partnership with Waterstones to add the Nook... | The Bookseller – 2012-01-30

Barnes & Noble, Taking On Amazon in the Fight of Its Life

As Barnes & Noble fights for its future, the publishing industry is holding its breath. | The New York Times – 2012-01-29

Atlantic Media Taps Editor-in-Chief for New Global Business Brand

The Atlantic Media Company names Kevin Delaney as editor-in-chief of its still untitled digital global business brand. Delaney brings over a decade of experience at The Wall Street Journal to this... | Folio Magazine – 2012-01-20

Atlantic Tries A Business Site Again; WSJ’s Delaney Will Lead Editorial

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Barnes & Noble captures 25% of e-book market

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Barnes & Noble without the Nook? Not really

When Barnes & Noble said Jan. 5 that it may spin off its Nook e-book unit into a separate business, investors didn't take the news well: Shares of the largest U.S. bookstore chain tumbled 17 percent,... | San Francisco Chronicle – 2012-01-20

Bookseller Awards open for business

The starting gun has been fired in the race to find Britain's best publishers, retailers... | The Bookseller – 2012-01-20

Barnes & Noble offers Nook discounts

Barnes & Noble said Monday it will offer its e-reader devices at a discount if buyers purchase a digital subscription to People magazine or The New York Times. | – 2012-01-10

B&N considers separating Nook business as device sales up 70%

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B&N may spin off Nook business, confirms overseas drive

US bookseller Barnes & Noble has said that it is considering separating its Nook business... | The Bookseller – 2012-01-06

Barnes & Noble considers selling its Nook e-reader business

The book retailer's shares plunge 17% after the company says it may spin off its Nook e-reader and tablet business despite record sales over the holiday season.Shares of Barnes & Noble Inc. plunged... | L.A. Times – 2012-01-06

Barnes & Noble falls on guidance cut, Nook review

Barnes & Noble is considering options for its quickly growing but expensive Nook e-book reading business, its latest attempt to regain profitability as the publishing industry adapts to the rising... | – 2012-01-06

Barnes & Noble exploring options for Nook business

(01-05) 06:56 PST NEW YORK, (AP) -- Barnes & Noble said Thursday it is reviewing its options for its Nook e-book and e-book catalog business and might separate it from its core bookstore business.... | San Francisco Chronicle – 2012-01-05

Barnes & Noble shares under pressure as company explores Nook e-book business options

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Barnes & Noble Shops Publisher

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Barnes & Noble stock plunges

BOOKS Barnes & Noble's stock plunges Barnes & Noble, the largest U.S. bookstore chain, fell the most in four months after forecasting a wider annual loss than analysts projected and saying it may... | San Francisco Chronicle – 2012-01-05

Barnes and Noble: Nook is doing so well that it can be spun off

National bookstore chain Barnes and Noble announced on Thursday that is considering a spin-off of its digital content business surrounding the Nook e-book software platform and its related hardware.... | Betanews – 2012-01-05

S&S' Reidy: Digital could 'reshape international business'

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Nook coming to the UK in 'not too distant future'

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Regional Mag Publisher Looks to Resuscitate Local Newspaper Business with Weekly Offering

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Barnes & Noble expects to sell millions of Nooks, but quarterly loss sends stock tumbling

Barnes & Noble said Thursday it plans to invest more heavily in its Nook e-book reader and digital media, even as it reported a third-quarter loss as sales of physical books continued to decline. | San Jose Mercury News – 2011-12-01

Mark Cuban crows about $2.99 best-selling business book

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Barnes & Noble to close its Westside Pavilion store

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Retail link is key for Nook Tablet, Kindle Fire

The original Kindle, the first successful e-book reader, altered the literary habits of millions. The new Fire, colorful and powerful as it is, won’t have nearly as much impact. | – 2011-11-17

Conde Nast To Put All 18 Titles on NOOK Tablet

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Barnes & Noble's unveils $249 Nook Tablet

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Netflix will be pre-installed on the new Nook

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Barnes & Noble plans international Nook launch

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Nook Tablet coming November 16

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News Leadership 3.0 -- The business of going digital first at Morris Communications

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Independent and Standard merge sports and business desks

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Pratchett retains pole as Barnes bags Booker boost

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Barnes: dismantling libraries is "self-mutilation"

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‘Business as usual’ for Frankfurt Book Fair

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Six on "stimulating" business book shortlist

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McGraw-Hill To Split Into Two Companies: McGraw-Hill Markets and McGraw-Hill Education

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McGraw-Hill to split into two listed companies

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Barnes trade favourite for Booker win

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Barnes favourite ahead of Booker shortlisting

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CNN’s Zite purchase shows how a content creator can break into the content discovery business

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Barnes & Noble Digital Sales Quadruple, Retail Sales Decline

Bookseller and newsstand provider Barnes and Noble had a strong first quarter with its digital content, sales in that channel quadrupled. Though digital sales have had some tenacious growth, sales at... | Folio Magazine – 2011-08-31

Barnes & Noble narrows loss

Nook e-book readersales boost bottomline in 1st quarter,the company says | San Jose Mercury News – 2011-08-31

A closer look at Barnes & Noble 1st-quarter sales

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Barnes & Noble predicts £1.1bn Nook sales

Written By: Graeme Neill Publication Date: Tue, 30/08/2011 - 15:39 Barnes & Noble has said it expects its Nook e-book business to earn it $1.8bn (£1.1bn) by the end of its latest financial year.... | The Bookseller – 2011-08-30

Barnes & Noble predicts £1.1bn sales from Nook businesses

Written By: Graeme Neill Publication Date: Tue, 30/08/2011 - 15:39 Barnes & Noble has said it expects its Nook e-book business to earn it $1.8bn (£1.1bn) by the end of its latest financial year.... | The Bookseller – 2011-08-30

Barnes & Noble sees strong Nook growth

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Barnes biggest Booker book

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Marinker to retire from W H Smith's travel business

Written By: Bookseller Staff Publication Date: Wed, 24/08/2011 - 08:25 Simon Marinker, managing director of W H Smith's travel shops, is to retire from the business at the end of this year. He will... | The Bookseller – 2011-08-24

Updated Nook Color shows a smart $249 tablet strategy

The Nook Color gains new magazines with enhanced interactivity, along with performance updates, in a software update today. At $249, many iPad competitors could learn from the "tablet that's not a... | GigaOM – 2011-08-24

NOOK Newsstand Adds More Titles From Meredith and Time Inc.

The NOOK Newsstand for Barnes & Noble’s e-reader offering NOOK has added more titles from Meredith and Time Inc. to its periodical roster. | Folio Magazine – 2011-08-23

People and other magazines added to Nook

(08-22) 21:04 PDT NEW YORK, (AP) -- People, Fortune and other leading magazines are coming to the Nook. Barnes & Noble, Inc. announced Tuesday that it had agreed with Time to make all 21 of its U.S.... | San Francisco Chronicle – 2011-08-23

Smiths News boosts business with airline and e-book business

Smiths News, the newspaper and magazine wholesaler, has completed the purchase of the remaining assets of Dawson Holdings, which include its e-book unit and its newspaper and magazine airline... | Media Week – 2011-08-23

For-Profit Business Acquires Nonprofit Charity Site

GOOD, a fast-growing publishing and marketing business dedicated to promoting social causes, is acquiring Jumo, a social networking site devoted to raising money and support for nonprofit groups. | The New York Times – 2011-08-17

Silicon Valley business owners call on Amazon to drop fight against sales-tax law

Kepler's Books owner, others to gather in Palo Alto today in solidarity against Amazon's tax fight. | San Jose Mercury News – 2011-08-17

Wallpaper magazine celebrates 15 years in the business

IPC Media's Wallpaper magazine is publishing its 15th birthday edition, which has attracted 60% higher advertising revenues year on year. | Media Week – 2011-08-11

Indigo Digital Business Grows 170%.....Core Business in Transition

TORONTO, Aug. 9, 2011 /CNW/ - Indigo Books & Music Inc. (TSX: IDG), Canada's largest book, gift and specialty toy retailer reported a 1.1% decrease in net revenue for its first quarter ending July 2,... | CNW – 2011-08-10

Garfield Creator Says Comic Boom Software Could Put Him Out of Business

MONTREAL, Aug. 8, 2011 /CNW Telbec/ - Software that turns mere mortals into superstar cartoonists has Garfield creator Jim Davis worried. Comic strips and even comic books can be created easily with... | CNW – 2011-08-09

'Transparency' the new watchword for business

Written By: Benedicte Page Publication Date: Fri, 05/08/2011 - 08:50 Publishers must tighten up their business practices across the developing world or risk falling foul of new anti-bribery... | The Bookseller – 2011-08-04

NOOK App Offers Magazines But No In-App Purchases

Book retailer and magazine newsstand provider | Folio Magazine – 2011-07-29

Amazon and Barnes & Noble Pull 'Buy' Links from Apps

In the latest development in Apple’s contentious relationship with booksellers, the country’s two biggest e-book retailers—Amazon and Barnes & Noble—have stopped selling their wares directly to... | AdWeek – 2011-07-26

NOOK for iPad To Offer More Than 175 Digital Magazines

In an attempt to be everywhere readers are, Barnes & Noble is updating its NOOK for iPad app to offer digital periodicals to consumers. | Folio Magazine – 2011-07-26

Barnes & Noble Focuses on E-Books

As reading moves ever faster from hardcovers and paperbacks to electronic gadgets, Barnes & Noble is attempting to reinvent itself as a seller of book downloads, reading devices and apps. | The Wall Street Journal – 2011-07-20

Borders demise seen a small help to Barnes & Noble

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Bookstore chain Barnes & Noble Inc will eventually feel a modest boost from the liquidation of its largest rival, Borders Group Inc, but still faces stiff competition and an... | Reuters – 2011-07-19

E-textbooks are destroying the old publishing business model

By Tim Conneally, Betanews The business model behind textbooks is completely out of step with what the market today wants, according to the head of Nature Publishing's digital textbook initiatives. | Betanews – 2011-07-15

Future restructures business as revenue falls

Magazine publisher Future is restructuring its business in the UK and US following a 5% fall in group revenues over the past nine months. | Media Week – 2011-07-15

Uh-oh, Kindle, Nook, the first Google e-reader is here

By Tim Conneally, Betanews The first e-reader to be integrated with Google eBooks is from iriver and will be exclusive to Target in the US. | Betanews – 2011-07-11

Business writer Jim Collins agrees to e-books

Another e-book skeptic has converted: business writer Jim Collins. Harper Business announced Wednesday that Collins has a new book coming out in October, "Great by Choice," and will make it available... | – 2011-07-07

Little hits back at Rowling and Blair over 'disappointing' split

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Mon, 04/07/2011 - 09:59 J K Rowling's former agent Christopher Little has broken his silence about the author's surprise defection from his agency,... | The Bookseller – 2011-07-04

London business news site planned

Two publishing entrepreneurs are planning to launch a online news business outlet, LondonLovesBusiness, in September.It is being pioneered by Graham Sherren and Mike Bokaie, founders of Centaur Media... | Guardian – 2011-06-27

David Roche launches new business

Written By: Graeme Neill Publication Date: Fri, 24/06/2011 - 11:14 Former Borders c.e.o. David Roche is working on a project to enhance reading as he launches his own business. Roche said David... | The Bookseller – 2011-06-24

Magazines Expand Business Models With Marketing Services, E-Commerce…and Matchmaking partners with dating site | Folio Magazine – 2011-06-22

Nook: The Little E-Reader that Could

Posted in ArticleBarnes & Noble has seen its fair share of financial turmoil over the past few years. This morning, though, it announced strong earning reports -- largely thanks to the popularity of... | EContent Magazine – 2011-06-22

Barnes & Noble Posts Wider Loss

Barnes & Noble's loss widened on higher expenses, though the bookseller posted higher revenue thanks to surging online sales. | The Wall Street Journal – 2011-06-21

Barnes & Noble reports loss as it invests in Nook e-reader

NEW YORK -- Barnes & Noble reported a larger fourth-quarter loss than analysts expected Tuesday as the bookseller continues to invest in its e-book reader Nook and as liquidation sales by rival... | San Jose Mercury News – 2011-06-21

Barnes & Noble results hurt by Borders bankruptcy

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Barnes & Noble Inc reported a deeper-than-expected quarterly loss on Tuesday as the largest U.S. bookstore chain came under pressure from the going-out-of-business sales of... | Reuters – 2011-06-21

Digital surge fails to affect B&N bottom line

Written By: Graeme Neill Publication Date: Tue, 21/06/2011 - 15:49 Barnes & Noble has announced a full year loss of $74m (£45.6m), despite a surge in digital sales lead by its Nook e-book reader... | The Bookseller – 2011-06-21

How Kindle Can Still Beat Nook

Advice for Amazon on its e-book strategy -- and these changes will please customers. | PC World – 2011-06-19

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