Liberty Media to invest $204 million in Barnes & Noble

The courtship has ended and it looks like B&N will indeed be going home with their suitor. Liberty Media have announced today that they will buy $204,000,000 worth of stock from B&N as part of their plan to invest in the struggling bookseller.

That’s rather curious investment for LM; they had previously talked about spending a billion or more to buy B&N outright. On the other hand it is a very good deal for B&N’s other investors; they got money to fix a leaky boat and someone to help them do it.

The boat might still sink, but then again it already was sinking. That’s why it was for sale.

Nate Hoffelder

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Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader. He has been blogging about indie authors since 2010 while learning new tech skills weekly. He fixes author sites, and shares what he learns on The Digital Reader's blog. In his spare time, he fosters dogs for A Forever Home, a local rescue group.

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  1. […] is doing better than last year, but they’re still losing money. Lucky for them they have that $204 million capital investment from Liberty Media. That should be enough to cover them for the next couple years, or until they […]


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