Barnes and Noble totally revised their online website last summer and it was riddled with errors close to six months after the launch. Users complained that the B&N online marketplace was not paying them for orders and the online Nook e-reading software was busted. There was also online documentation and help files that resolved to 404 links. Today, Barnes and Noble has just revised their website yet again, but this time it looks great.
The new Barnes and Noble website puts reading first, instead of pillows, scented candles and toys. The entire main page is full of great books, whether its the B&N Top 100 Books or book reviews done on their blog. There is also a bunch of image carousels that showcase new and notable Nook books and also books that are recommended to you based on past purchases.
During a recent shareholders conference the new Barnes and Noble CEO Ron Boire said that his company is going to heavily focus on the modern web and make their website responsive on mobile phones and tablets. “Barnes & Noble is a premier brand, and our stores provide an incredible service for our customers. We will further integrate our stores, Web site, and NOOK businesses to create a strong omni-channel presence that gives our customers the ability to buy any book, anywhere, anytime, and in any format.”
Take a gander at the new Barnes and Noble website and drop a comment below and let me know what you think or if anything is broken.
Michael Kozlowski is the Editor in Chief of Good e-Reader. He has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past ten years. His articles have been picked up by major and local news sources and websites such as the CBC, CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and the New York Times.