Barnes and Noble Rejects Amazon’s Books

February 2, 2012

In response to Amazon’s continued push for a more dominant presence in the bookselling market, Barnes and Noble has decided not to carry their books unless they have the right to sell Amazon’s e-books.  According to BN,  “Their actions have undermined the industry as a whole and have prevented millions of customers from having access to content.” I’ve seen a few articles discussing the decision, but not much in the way of analysis to understand its repercussions.

Shira S.

Microsoft Sues BN over Nook

March 23, 2011

Barnes and Noble may be doing extremely well in sales (see recent post), however, it now has to fend off Microsoft in a lawsuit over possible patent infringements. Bill Gates is famous for his aggressive attitude in marketing his products and defending them, so it’s no surprise that Motorola has also been sued over Android handsets. We’ll see how this shakes out-

Shira S.

BN Claws to Top of Sales Heap

March 22, 2011

Barnes and Noble grabbed the lion’s share of the book market, according to an annual survey from Bowker’s. This includes online sales at What surprised me about this was the strong share Borders claimed despite its ongoing problems with bankruptcy. Brief, informative article at Publisher’s with clear chart depicting the major players in this field.

Shira S.

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