B&N Updates Nook, Yuzu Apps for iOS

YUZU-logo-tm[1]Barnes & Noble has stepped up its pace and recently released a couple updates for two of its 3 reading apps for iPad and iPhone. The new Nook app adds support for iOS8 as well as other features, and the changelog for B&N's textbook app mentions a number of bug fixes and new annotation features. (The Nook Kids iOS app hasn't been updated since July 2011.) Continue reading

B&N Expects Brick & Mortar Bookselling to Wither Over the Next Decade

Borders Book StoreWhen B&N announced in January 2013 that they expected to shrink for the next decade, many pundits including this blogger started singing dirges for B&N's imminent demise (my mp3 player is on a loop).

But it now looks like B&N's plans aren't as simple as shuttering hundreds of stores. Instead, a recent news article suggests that while B&N expects B&M bookselling to wither over the next decade, they're not completely giving up on all of the marginal and unprofitable stores. Continue reading

B&N (Officially) Launches Nook Audiobook App for Android

2940147235485_p0_v11_s260x420[1]Barnes & Noble's two-week-old audiobook app got its official launch today, but it's still only available for Android.

The new Nook Audiobook App offers access to a catalog of 50,000 titles, including Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn, The Heist (Fox and O'Hare Series #1) by Janet Evanovich, and Seabiscuit by Lauren Hillenbrand, and you can find the app in Google Play and the Nook App Store. Continue reading

B&N ReLaunches Their Audiobook Section With New App for Android

nook itunesWith Kindle, Downpour.com, Audible, OverDrive, and Audiobooks.com, there's no shortage of audiobooks for Android, but B&n thinks there's room for one more.

Barnes & Noble's here again, gone again digital audiobook dept abruptly returned from hiatus this week. B&N has released a new Nook Audiobook app in Google Play yesterday. (There's no similar app in iTunes.) Continue reading

The New 10″ Galaxy Tab 4 Nook is Now (Secretly) in Stores

samsung3[1]Thanks to SEC filings we've long known that Barnes & Noble was under contract to release a 10" Samsung Galaxy Tab Nook, and now it seems they have started to arrive.

My inside sources have told me that B&N stores have started to receive demo units, and that they're not being put out just yet. Instead I'm told that the demo units are being shown to educators who are being given first dibs on pre-orders. Continue reading