Category Archives: Barnes & Noble

Google Reports Play Store Revenues Up, Might Actually be Selling More eBooks than B&N

google play booksLate last week Google released their second quarter earnings report. Said report doesn’t break down into specific details, but Google did reveal that the segment which included the Google Play Store hit $1.6 billion in revenues. Continue reading

Barnes & Noble Commits to Selling 1 Million Nook-Branded Galaxy Tab 4, Including Both 7″ and 10″ Models

Galaxy-Tab-4-NOOK_25[1]Barnes & Noble has set itself a difficult goal for the next phase of its hardware business.

Earlier today they announced a deal to sell a Nook-branded tablet from Samsung, and a few hours later they spelled out the Samsung contract in a new SEC filing. I’m still working my way through the filing, but it’s already revealed quite a few details not mentioned in the press release. Continue reading

Samsung Scores New eBook Coup – Will Develop Co-Branded Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Nook Tablet

Galaxy-Tab-4-NOOK_25[1]Barnes & Noble has long been promising to launch a new tablet in partnership with a major device maker, and today that promise came true. The bookseller has just announced that they will be partnering with Samsung to produce a new Nook-branded Galaxy Tab 4 tablet.

The new tablet will be released later this year (in early August) and feature the Nook software and access to more than 3 million books, magazines and newspapers. Continue reading

B&N College Plans to Add 300 Bookstores to Their Roster

B&N’s1099291562_1f6e8ff031_o[1] ebook efforts may have fizzled, and their retail chain may be withering, but the college bookstore division has high hopes for the future.

The bookseller is working to grow their presence on college campuses. With 696 bookstores, Barnes & Noble College is the second largest operator of college bookstores, and they plan to become the largest in the near future. Max Roberts, chief executive of B&N College,told Reuters that the retailer plans to have about 1,000 locations within five years. Continue reading

B&N Puts Nook Glowlight on Sale for Mother’s Day

barnes-noble-nook-glowlight-handBarnes & Noble is going to be putting their last ebook reader on sale tomorrow.

Starting Friday, the Nook Glowlight will go on sale for $99, and  B&N customers will also be able to find Nook Glowlight Clip covers for 20% off.

In addition,Barnes & Noble will also making attractive offers like 40% off on hardcover bestsellers in store, 30% off on select gift items for Mom, 20% off on Godiva products of a $30 value or more, and up to 50% off on a select list of DVD and Blu-ray titles.

The sale runs through 11 May.

B&N Launches Windows-Only Promotions in the Microsoft Nook Store in Europe

Barnes & microsoft nookNoble is launching a new promotion today in the Nook Store on behalf of Microsoft.

Readers in Italy, Switzerland, Spain, and the Netherlands can now get up to 5 free ebooks and free magazine issues when they download and install the Nook app for Windows 8.1. The free titles vary by country and are available in at least one local language, and they include at least a few bestselling titles for each country. Continue reading

Barnes & Noble Launches New e-Textbook App – Yuzu

Barnes & NobleYuzu_iPad_logo[1] quietly launched the beta version of a new digital textbook app earlier this month. It’s called Yuzu, and it is currently available for the iPad and for web browsers.

Yuzu is a digital education platform that Barnes & Noble says is going to “make the everyday learning experience remarkably gratifying”. Few details are available at this time, but B&N says that the new platform will support “the collaborative, free flow of information between learners and educators”. Continue reading