When Kobo first incorporated and started to sell e-readers and ebooks they famously said the US market was too hypercompetitive and they would rather focus on international expansion. Barnes and Noble in their glory days was generating over a billion dollars a year on their Nook unit and Amazon was selling Kindle 4-5 … [Read more...] about Kobo at Walmart will be the deathblow for the B&N Nook
Barnes and Noble had a horrendous holiday season and the entire bookstore chain experienced declining sales of 6.4% as compared to the prior year. Over the course of the entire year of 2017 sales fell 6% to $3.7 billion and Barnes and Noble recorded a net loss of $125.5 million compared to a profit of $22 million the … [Read more...] about Barnes and Noble staff disclose why the bookstore is so dysfunctional
E-Readers do not have the same upgrade cycle that smartphones and tablets enjoy. Every year Qualcomm releases a series of new Snapdragon processors that flagship phones employ and Apple continues to develop their own for iPads and iPhones. RAM and internal storage continues to increase and battery life continues to … [Read more...] about What are the driving factors for upgrading an e-reader?
The Barnes and Noble Nook first generation e-reader is officially discontinued today. Customers are now unable to purchase new content, register with a BN.com account, or sign in using a NOOK account. Users will still have access to their purchased content and are able to continue sideloading ebooks. If you log out of … [Read more...] about Barnes and Noble Nook 1st gen is discontinued today
In the past twelve months Barnes and Noble did the impossible and made the Nook unit profitable. The bookseller generated $3.5 million dollars on e-readers, tablets and accessories. One of the main reasons why Nook is starting to well is because there are fewer people working in the division. The Nook unit had 92 … [Read more...] about This is how Barnes and Noble made the Nook Profitable
Barnes and Noble has announced that the vast majority of their e-readers are not going to work after June 29th, 2018. You will not be able to make any purchases, or download and manage your NOOK Content from your NOOK Device unless you download a mandatory security update.Barnes and Noble is upgrading the security … [Read more...] about Nook e-Readers are not going to work anymore, unless you do this
Barnes and Noble released their 4th quarter and full year results on the same day and they proclaimed that NOOK turned its first ever full-year profit, generating $3.5 million dollars. In the 4th quarter Nook had an operating loss of $1.5 million, compared to an operating loss of $7.9 million during the previous-year … [Read more...] about NOOK turned its first ever full-year profit
Barnes and Noble issued a small firmware update for the Nook Glowlight 3 and OpenDyslexic is now available as an additional font option and they have also added various improvements to wishlist and search. The 49.2.36 firmware is being pushed to all Nook users via WIFi and it will automatically install the next time … [Read more...] about Barnes and Noble Nook Glowlight 3 has a OpenDyslexic font
Barnes and Noble has confirmed to Good e-Reader that they are no longer supporting the 1st generation Nook. On June 29th customers will be unable to purchase new content, register with a BN.com account, or sign in using a NOOK account. Users will be unable to access their ebook library and all purchases will no longer … [Read more...] about Barnes and Noble is no longer supporting 1st generation Nook
There are many mainstream online media outlets that proclaim that the e-reader has lost its shine and that the hardware is in a state of decline. The Barnes and Noble Nook is cited as the leading example of an e-reader that was once relevant, but not anymore. Are people no longer buying new e-readers anymore and … [Read more...] about There is a growing negative sentiment towards e-readers
The e-reader industry has standardized the six inch screen and every company in the world has a few models that are this size. This includes the Kindle Paperwhite, Barnes and Noble Nook Glowlight Plus and the upcoming Clara HD. Over the course of the past six years there has been a movement to increase the size of the … [Read more...] about Do you prefer small screen or large screen e-readers?
Barnes and Noble first got into the e-reader business in 2009 and the first few years were very profitable, primarily due to the lack of entrenched competition. The only company that mattered at the time was the Amazon Kindle, but it launched only two years prior. Barnes and Noble started to lose money when companies … [Read more...] about Will Barnes and Noble sell the Nook ereader unit?