Barnes & Noble is expanding its same-day delivery program through a partnership with Google — but only in Manhattan, western L.A. and San Francisco for now.
Apple finally settled a long-running lawsuit over ebook price-fixing last month. A new court filing provides some details about how much it might pay.
How should the first sale doctrine apply to digital goods? Members of Congress came to New York to hear the opinions of publishing executives, librarians and others.
Barnes & Noble’s Nook segment took another big hit and the bookseller, which has cut 190 digital jobs, said more cuts are on the way. Nonetheless, it plans to release a new color device this year.
Barnes & Noble released its new e-reader, the $119 Nook GlowLight, Wednesday. It’s in stores and for sale on BN.com now. The biggest difference between it and the Kindle Paperwhite is that the GlowLight has 4 GB of built-in storage instead of 2 GB.
Amazon Publishing’s head honcho in New York, Larry Kirshbaum, plans to leave the company next year. The company is also reportedly scaling back its publishing presence here, something it denies. But it’s undeniable that Amazon’s original plan to publish traditional fiction and nonfiction like a major East Coast publisher has not gone as planned.
Barnes & Noble and One Laptop Per Child have partnered to preload a new Nook kids’ app on OLPC’s $150 XO tablets, which are designed for children in the U.S.
Sony is not going to sell its new e-reader in the U.S., citing “the region’s market changes.” The company’s U.S. market share for e-readers has dwindled in the face of competition from Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Kobo.
At Barnes & Noble’s annual shareholder meeting in New York Tuesday, company execs said they’re still open to spinning off the Nook business, but it sounds as if a buyer has not come along.
Barnes & Noble dropped the prices on Nook tablets in the U.K. for the second time this summer, suggesting it’s trying to clear out stock. The company said in June that it would stop manufacturing tablets, before switching course in August.