Barnes & Noble Axes Staff of B&N Teen Blog, and Other Freelancers

When news broke in June that B&N had been acquired by the same hedge fund that owned Waterstones, it seemed likely that the first thing to go would be the failing Nook division. Alas, we guessed wrong; the blogging staff got cut first.

There are a multiple corroborating reports on Twitter that Barnes & Noble has let go the entire staff of its teen blog:

There’s no word yet from B&N on the number of people impacted by the job cuts. (I have queried B&N, and am awaiting a response.)

Searching for the terms “B&N blog” did not turn up any tweets mentioning other blogs at B&N (the SF&F blog, for example), so today’s cuts may have affected just the one blog.

Update: The SF&F blog staff was also let go:

I am still looking for more info about this story, so if you hear something, please let me know.

image by Genista via Flickr


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Nate Hoffelder is the founder 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.


  1. Allen F15 November, 2019

    Only the first of many trimmings for what’s left of B&N.

    (as to TPV requiring log in, it saves him having to pass/reject each non-log-in, and helps reduce the riffraff (like me! 😉 )

  2. JeeJay17 November, 2019

    Apparently, B&N’s SciFi and Fantasy bloggers have also been let go.

    see item 5 from this blog specializing in the SFF fan world:

    1. Nate Hoffelder17 November, 2019


      I looked for tweets about the SF&F blog on Friday, but there wasn’t anything. I guess they didn’t get fired until after I published.

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