Riggio Reduces Stake in Barnes & Noble

Barnes & Noble founder and chairman of the board Len Riggio has reduced his stake in the company to about 20% after selling 3.7 million shares of stock in the bookseller. In a statement, Riggio said that he still believes …

Barnes & Noble Nook Execs Optimistic About International Expansion

Barnes & Noble’s Nook digital device and content platform is now doing business in 32 countries and 14 languages and, despite turmoil on the balance sheet for the company, the executives leading its international expansion are optimistic about the future …

Barnes & Noble Names Tulane University President to Board

[Press Release] TULANE UNIVERSITY PRESIDENT SCOTT COWEN NAMED TO BARNES & NOBLE BOARD OF DIRECTORS Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS), today announced that Scott S. Cowen, President of Tulane University in New Orleans, has been elected to the Barnes …

Liberty Media Reduces Ownership Stake in Barnes & Noble

[Press Release] Liberty Media & Barnes & Noble Announce Change in Liberty Media’s Ownership of Preferred Shares Liberty Media Corporation(NASDAQ: LMCA, LMCB) & Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS) today announced that Liberty Media Corporation has entered into agreements to …

Content Pricing Consultant: Ebooks Should Be (Much) More Expensive

Imagine a cold winter day in New England. Now, imagine wanting a particular book. You have three options, according to Frank Luby, a pricing consultant and former journalist, speaking at the Copy Right Clearance Center’s OnCopyright 2014 conference in New …

Data on Readers Still Scarce, Retailers Should Take Action

As e-reading continues to spread, online reader communities to thrive and self-publishing and social reading platforms to develop, you’d think information about who’s reading what and how would be easier to come by. You’d be wrong. The book business is …

Has Apple Surpassed Barnes & Noble?

Apple’s growing share of the ebook retail market, a potential ebook price hike in the UK, innovative narrative children’s content, Open Road hires an advisor for author brands and more.

Nook Continues Bleeding

Barnes & Noble struggles to stop the hemorrhaging at Nook, the latest techniques in ebook typography, Apple stands its ground, Macmillan opens its full ebook catalog to libraries and more.

Kobo Eats Sony

Kobo scoops up Sony’s customers, how Barnes & Noble could wind down the Nook, an exclusive free ebook of DBW14 highlights, Amazon’s next steps toward a gaming console and much more.

Making Ebooks Educational

Tracking the drop in educational e-content use as kids grow up, a new Common Core-aligned math series, the latest of Barnes & Noble’s woes, rising competition in the academic ebook market and more.

Class Action Complaint Filed Against Barnes & Noble

[Press Release] Bernstein Liebhard LLP Announces That a Class Action Has Been Filed Against Barnes & Noble, Inc. Bernstein Liebhard LLP today announced that a class action has been commenced in the United States District Court for the Southern District …

Book Publishing M&A Getting Revved

A dawning age of mergers and acquisitions, calling out especially “disgraceful” Barnes & Noble branches, sizing up Amazon’s future might, more rumored executive defections from Barnes & Noble and more.

Brain Drain at Nook

Nook’s leadership troubles, a big acquisition for F+W Media, Baker & Taylor’s new CEO, insights on the Penguin Random House merger and more.

Barnes & Noble Promotes Nook App in Australia

[Press Release] Barnes & Noble Comes to Australia with Exclusive NOOK® for Windows 8.1 Offer: Customers in Australia Get Free NOOK Books® and Magazines with Download of NOOK App for Windows 8.1 Customers Receive Five Free Bestselling Books and Five …

Jim Cramer: Barnes & Noble, Nook and Amazon

“Barnes & Noble will indeed become a stock that can be owned for investing purposes,” said author, entrepreneur and stock-picker Jim Cramer, famous for his television show Mad Money, speaking at Digital Book World 2014 in New York. Cramer believes that …

Welcome to the Digital Book Era

Making sense of the leveling ebook market, executive reshuffling at Barnes & Noble, publishing for the Common Core standards, challenges for publishing start-ups and more!

Nook Sales Nosedive

Details on Nook’s big holiday hit, more analysis of the new Barnes & Noble CEO choice, the latest author survey data, worldwide ebook sales data and more!

Nook Device and Ebook Sales Tank Over the Holiday Period

Barnes & Noble’s Nook business continued to show marked declines through the all-important holiday sales period. The company’s digital division saw an overall decrease in revenue in the period of 60.5%, booking $125 million in sales over the nine week …