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Barnes & Noble CEO William Lynch resigns after Nook sales slump

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Barnes & Noble Inc CEO William Lynch resigned on Monday, an acknowledgement that its digital division Nook has failed to compete successfully in the e-reader and tablet markets and possibly presaging a further shake-up in the company. Chairman and founder Leonard Riggio, the largest shareholder ...

Barnes & Noble cuts price on Nook tablets

Barnes & Noble Inc cut prices on three models of its Nook e-reader and tablet devices on Sunday, ahead of the peak of the back to school season and amid speculation that rival Amazon.com Inc is preparing to launch a new version of its Kindle Fire tablet. Barnes & Noble, which has said the No...

13 August, 2012 | More »

eBay lures big retailers in Amazon battle

EBay Inc, once a scrappy auction site for mom and pop sellers, is enticing some of the world’s largest retailers by arguing it can help them compete better against e-commerce leader Amazon.com Inc. EBay Chief Executive John Donahoe and other executives have been telling retailers that Amazon i...

8 August, 2012 | More »

Publishing: The Bookworm Turns

The study in Ming Fan’s Seattle home is, the academic cheerily admits, full to bursting point. “It’s getting out of control with all these physical books. My wife is yelling at me. Where do I store them?” he asks. Speaking in his more-or-less under-control office at the University of Washing...

8 May, 2012 | More »

Barnes & Noble May Split Off Nook, Cuts Forecast

Barnes & Noble Inc cut its Nook sales forecast and shocked investors by saying it may spin off its fast-growing digital business, sending its shares plunging 17 percent. The No. 1 U.S. bookstore chain has relied on readers, tablets and electronic books to offset shriveling sales at its brick-and...

6 January, 2012 | More »