B&N Releases Q3 Financial Statements

Barnes & Noble put out a press release today with details on how they did for the past 3 months. It's worth a read (if you have the soul of an accountant*). But I'm not covering it here. I have a reason for this, and it might interest you.

Let me give you an inside look at blogging.

Everyone is writing about it, so the attention I might draw is minimal. I think it's better to devote my energies elsewhere. Also if I did write on this it would sound much like the rest of the blogs writing about it, and that would break the first rule of having a blog, which is to write original, unique content.

BTW, original and unique are not the same thing. While they are sometimes used as synonyms, there subtle differences. For example,  when you make 1500 copies of a work, it might be original but no single copy is unique (they're all the same).

Yes, I do sometimes post stuff from elsewhere. And yes, that does break my own rule, but that's okay. I've never liked rules. But the difference between the reposted and the story above is that the reposts re good work; the story above would be the same as what everyone else wrote.

* I have a couple in a jar on my desk. Want one?

About Nate Hoffelder (10071 Articles)
Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader:"I've been into reading ebooks since forever, but I only got my first ereader in July 2007. Everything quickly spiraled out of control from there. Before I started this blog in January 2010 I covered ebooks, ebook readers, and digital publishing for about 2 years as a part of MobileRead Forums. It's a great community, and being a member is a joy. But I thought I could make something out of how I covered the news for MobileRead, so I started this blog."

5 Comments on B&N Releases Q3 Financial Statements

  1. My accountants soul tells me they did a little bit better except for college text books.

  2. I would say they held their own against an aggressive competitor. Good for them. I’m actually surprised. Of course one quarter is a battle, the next few years is the war.

  3. When you think that was the first quarter where there was no more Borders, you would expect a sales increase among the same stores. In fact, it should have been higher. Where did all the Borders customers go?

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