Barnes & Noble may "move away" from Nook
posted by Michael H. / Feb 24, 2013, 9:30 PM
The report comes from the New York Times, and says that while B&N may not be "completely getting out of the hardware business", the execs are looking to scale back the effort that the company is putting into the Nook. Instead, the company may look to focus on offering content on other platforms. This could mean pushing the Nook app to try to compete with Kindle.
The Nook division of B&N has been losing money, so it's not that much of a surprise. No formal announcement has been made, but there is a chance we could see the bookstore division be split from the Nook division and college bookstore division, because B&N chairman Leonard Riggio may make a bid to buy the bookstore division outright.
This isn't surprising. With the iPad leading the way in the tablet market and the Kindle leading the way in the eBook readers market and doing quite well with the Fire series, it's no surprised BN want to do away with the Nook.
posted on Feb 24, 2013, 9:35 PM 5
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And Apple is struggling to regain the market share that it once had :)
posted on Feb 24, 2013, 9:40 PM 7
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Mxyzptlk brought up how the iPad and Kindle Fire dominate the tablet industry and you guys have to start some Hate Apple banter -_-' The iPad does dominate the tablet market with the Kindle Fire in 2nd place. Get over it. Id rather see the Surface or the Samsung Ativ in first place but ill admit the iPad has many appealing features and qualities.
posted on Feb 24, 2013, 10:53 PM 3
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Considering how much real estate of the brick and mortar stores they take up with the Nook it kind of seems to me like a huge step back in the wrong direction. Instead they should focus on the app for phones and building a better ink ereader than tablet.
posted on Feb 26, 2013, 8:37 AM 0
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