Abebooks operates an online marketplace where booksellers from all over the world sell rare, used and new books online. They recently told bookshops in countries such as Hungary, the Czech Republic, South Korea and Russia that it would no longer support them after November 30th, citing migration to a new payment … [Read more...] about Book Shops raise hell at Amazon owned Abebooks
Barnes and Noble is putting the company up for sale and this spring they had a serious suiter to buy the entire company. WH Smith is one of the largest bookstore chains in the United Kingdom and they spent over 2 million dollars in a bid to snatch it up. The deal fell through and this has resulted in the firing of the … [Read more...] about UK Bookstore WH Smith tried to buy Barnes and Noble
Barnes and Noble is a company that needs to sell more books and generate meaningful revenue from their Nook division. Instead, they are mired in controversy with recently fired CEO Demos Parneros.Barnes and Noble CEO Demos Parneros was fired in July for breaking company policies and he did not receive any severance … [Read more...] about Barnes and Noble is an utter and complete mess
Indigo Books and Music is the largest bookstore chain in Canada and last month they opened up their first US location in the Mall at Short Hills in New Jersey. The company has officially confirmed to Good e-Reader that they are not selling Kobo e-readers or Kobo products in their US store. They also said they had no … [Read more...] about Indigo Books and Music is not selling Kobo e-readers in the US
Barnes and Noble formed a committee last month to explore selling the bookstore chain to multiple interested parties. Leonard Riggio the largest shareholder and founder of the company has committed to support and vote his shares in favor of any transaction recommended by the Special Committee. Today it looks like … [Read more...] about Barnes and Noble getting serious about selling the company
Barnes and Noble experimented with a few different prototype stores in the past few years. They focused on primarily adding a full restaurant experience where people can buy food and drinks and read their favorite book. This week they are opening up a new prototype store in Vernon Hills Chicago.The … [Read more...] about Barnes and Noble to open new concept store that focuses on books
Nonfiction books have been crushing the bestseller list for the entire duration of 2018 and the trend should continue for the rest of the year. Michael Wolff’s Fire and Fury, which is the only print title to crack the one-million-copies-sold level so far this year. Another political book was not far behind Fury: Bob … [Read more...] about 10 of the 20 bestselling books so far this year are nonfiction
Barnes and Noble has received multiple bidders to purchase the entire bookstore chain and the Nook. The bookseller said on Wednesday that they would form a launch a formal review process to evaluate its strategic options. A special committee of the board will lead the review. Leonard Riggio the largest shareholder … [Read more...] about Barnes and Noble is going to sell the company
A new campaign is going to launch in the second week of November by Sourcebooks and Publishers Weekly called Love Your Bookstore. Free books will be sent out to people who post on Instagram and Twitter who use the hashtag #loveyourbookstore. Basically to win free stuff all you need to do is post a photo, quote, or … [Read more...] about How much do you love bookstores?
With the rise of e-commerce and the convenience of everything being online and available at our fingertips, our lives have been made so much easier. If we feel like ordering food or watching any movie we'd like, we can get it within a matter of minutes. But it has unfortunately been the downfall of certain industries. … [Read more...] about Is it Time for Bookstores to Embrace Technology?
Barnes and Noble Chief of Digital Fred Argir has retired. He was initially hired by Jaime Carey who was the president of the development and restaurant group, and left in 2016. Fred was basically hired to cut costs in the Nook division. Under his watch the Nook App Store and Nook Videos was shuttered and software … [Read more...] about Barnes and Noble Chief of Digital Fred Argir Retires
Barnes and Noble CEO Demos Parneros was fired last month for breaking company policies and he did not receive any severance pay. The bookseller did not disclose on why he was fired, but the answer came spilling out in a public exchange of accusations between Mr. Parneros and the company — including that Mr. Parneros … [Read more...] about Demos Parneros sues Barnes and Noble for wrongful dismissal