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  • March 11, 2013
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From the good old days Barnes & Noble filed SEC paperwork last week that revealed William Lynch, whose 2 years as the CEO of B&N saw the Nook change from a successful challenger to the Kindle into a market failure, is going to be staying on for another couple years. From what I can tell,…

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  • March 11, 2013
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From the good old days Barnes & Noble filed SEC paperwork last week that revealed William Lynch, whose 2 years as the CEO of B&N saw the Nook change from a successful challenger to the Kindle into a market failure, is going to be staying on for another couple years. From what I can tell,…

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  • March 8, 2013
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Barnes & Noble has long had a limited app store for their Nook media devices, but so far as I know they have never done much to promote it. That changed today. B&N has just announced that they will be adding a Free App to their Nook Free Friday promotions. Each week B&N will give…

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  • March 1, 2013
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Barnes & Noble, the (currently) largest bookstore chain in the US, released their q3 financial report today and the news is actually worse than I expected. Overall company revenues down last quarter: Third quarter consolidated revenues were $2.2 billion, a decrease of 8.8% as compared to the prior year. Third quarter consolidated earnings before interest,…

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  • February 26, 2013
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One of the 2 rumors that leaked last night has now been confirmed. Len Riggio, the CEO of B&N, has just filed SEC paperwork that informs the regulatory agency that he wants to buy Barnes & Noble’s 689 retail stores as well as the online retail site BN.com. The company has confirmed the news in…

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  • February 25, 2013
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Barnes & Noble is expected to share bad news in their quarterly 10-k report later this week and there are already a couple early rumors with hints about how they will try to avoid going bankrupt. The WSJ is reporting that B&N Chairman Len Riggio is interested in spinning off B&N’s retail bookstore chain and…

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  • February 14, 2013
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When Barnes & Noble reported poor holiday sales last month, with abysmal Nook revenue, I’m sure pretty much everyone knew it was going to get worse. And now it has. B&N has put out a press release with the news that they expect Nook revenues for fiscal year 2012 (ends April 2013) to be down…

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  • February 9, 2013
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Fifth and final publisher reaches settlement in case alleging conspiracy with tech giant to raise prices and fight Amazon Macmillan has become the fifth and final US book publisher to sign a settlement with the government in a sweeping antitrust case that accused the companies of conspiring to raise ebook prices. Macmillan and the justice…

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  • January 29, 2013
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The Future Ever since Barnes & Noble announced lackluster holiday sales earlier this month I have been waiting fro the other shoe to drop. And now it has. The WSJ reported this morning that B&N already has a long term plan in place. They’re ready to cope with their decline: “In 10 years we’ll have…

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  • January 24, 2013
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The news this morning that Kobo had hired a new director for EMEA reminded me about some expansion plans from one of their competition. Those plans aren’t going so well. Way back in June 2012 Barnes & Noble set an ambitious goal. Over the following 12 months, they planned to launch the Nook Store in…