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  • New York Times Finally Adds Ted Cruz Book to Bestsellers List

    07/16/2015 8:41:00 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 10 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 16 Jul 2015 | Alex Griswold
    After a lengthy battle with the Ted Cruz campaign over whether or not his book sales were boosted by bulk purchases, The New York Times will include his newest book on their bestsellers list. Times’ editor Kate Phillips took to Twitter to announce the inclusion and to snark, “So much for our left-wing conspiracy.” The Times had been lambasted in recent weeks for excluding Cruz’s book “A Time for Truth,” even as outlets like Amazon and Barnes & Noble said they could find no evidence of bulk sales, and as other bestsellers lists that exclude bulk sales, like The Wall...
  • Kindle rival the Nook stumbles, but what is the next chapter for e-readers?

    07/12/2013 8:40:47 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 23 replies
    Guardian UK ^ | The Guardian, Friday 12 July 2013 14.20 EDT
    The abrupt resignation this week of William Lynch, the 43-year-old Barnes & Noble chief executive, was only the latest in a catalogue of troubles at one of the US's biggest book chains. If this were a business whodunnit, nobody could fail to spot the culprit: Amazon. Still, with bookshops everywhere in retreat as the internet takes an ever greater slice of their trade, it seemed to many that a chain with its own dedicated e-reader – the Nook – could have the answer. But with Barnes & Noble's device struggling to make any headway against Amazon's Kindle, that strategy, and...
  • Sleazy readers: Incest, bestiality among the topics as Amazon, B&N take low road with raunchy...

    07/10/2013 9:17:29 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 18 replies
    New York Post ^ | July 10, 2013 | James Covert
    <p>Now on sale at Amazon and Barnes & Noble: 50 shades of gross.</p> <p>The nation’s dominant booksellers are peddling a raft of raunchy online books depicting incest, rape and bestiality — and some critics charge the retailers would rather hide the fast-proliferating and profitable filth than get rid of it.</p>
  • If Books Are Dead, Why Is Barnes & Noble Stock So Hot?

    06/01/2013 5:00:13 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Fiscal Times ^ | 06/01/2013 | By SUZANNE MCGEE
    The doors of New York’s Javits Center swung open wide this morning to welcome thousands of booksellers, publishers, librarians, authors and their agents at the annual jamboree known as BookExpo. Almost certainly, the event will resurrect the seemingly endless debate over e-books and the future of reading. While Barnes and Noble (NYSE: BKS) and its Nook e-book division may not be among this year’s exhibitors, the book industry headlines that likely will hit the papers in the coming days should prompt investors to consider the many risks that hover over the book retailing giant’s head, especially given that the stock...
  • DOJ Targeted Public Library for Lending E-Books 'Inaccessible' to the Blind

    08/31/2012 12:48:08 PM PDT · by Nachum · 56 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | 8/31/12 | Elizabeth Harrington
    The U.S. Justice Department says it has reached a settlement with the Sacramento (California) Public Library over a trial program the library was conducting that let patrons borrow Barnes and Noble NOOK e-book readers. DOJ and the National Federation of the Blind objected to the program on grounds that blind people could not use the NOOK e-readers for technological reasons. The Justice Department said the settlement is aimed at stopping discrimination: “Emerging technologies like e-readers are changing the way we interact with the world around us and we need to ensure that people with disabilities are not
  • Arizona doctor fuming at Barnes & Noble after employee kicks him out

    06/06/2012 9:50:08 AM PDT · by Altariel · 98 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | June 5, 2012 | Philip Caulfield
    An Arizona doctor says he’s going to sue Barnes & Noble unless he gets an apology from an employee who tossed him from the store because he was alone in the children's section. Dr. Omar Amin, 73, of Scottsdale, said he was browsing for books for his five- and seven-year-old grandkids at the store on May 4 when he walked into the children’s reading area to quietly answer a cellphone call. Amin, a renowned researcher of infectious diseases, told local station KTVK that he sat on the ground to avoid bothering other shoppers with his chatter. “This man approached me...
  • Microsoft gears up for fight with Apple, Amazon by investing in Barnes & Noble's Nook

    04/30/2012 10:19:20 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 04/30/2012 | Phil Wahba
    Microsoft will invest $300 million in Barnes & Noble's Nook e-reader, gaining a foothold in the fast-growing e-books market as the bookseller gets more firepower to compete against Amazon.com's Kindle and Apple's (AAPL) iPad. The move comes as Microsoft is looking to generate excitement around its tablet-friendly Windows 8 operating system, expected on the market around October. The deal announced on Monday includes Microsoft taking a stake in the bookseller's college bookstore division. It also means that the two companies have settled their patent dispute. Shares of Barnes & Noble soared nearly 70 percent on Monday, while Microsoft shares were...
  • Books Without Borders

    07/22/2011 1:27:55 PM PDT · by rhema · 33 replies
    National Review Online ^ | 7/22/11 | Rich Lowry
    You have to have a heart of stone not to feel a pang of sadness at the passing of the bookstore Borders. The retailer is liquidating its 399 remaining outlets and letting go nearly 11,000 employees. Gone will be the era when no shopping-mall parking lot in America seemed complete without an adjoining Borders, offering up its capacious aisles to browse for books you had no idea you needed. Nostalgia aside, the extinction of Borders is the very model of a free-market economy at work. The store fell victim to the unyielding injunction of a truly creative economy: “Adapt, or...
  • South Korea Looks to Replace School Textbooks with Tablets By 2015

    07/04/2011 10:22:46 AM PDT · by decimon · 14 replies
    Daily Tech ^ | July 4, 2011 | Tiffany Kaiser
    In addition, South Korea will create a cloud-based server system for its schools that allows students to download textbooks on their tablets Mobile devices have become a crucial part of everyday life for many people. More recently, tablets have gained popularity as new models, such as Apple's iPad 2 and Samsung's Galaxy Tab, have upped the mobile experience. Furthermore, tablets are not only being used for entertainment purposes. More and more businesses and schools are replacing textbooks and print manuals with tablets. For instance, Alaska Airlines replaced its flight manuals with iPads, and American Airlines is looking to adopt the...
  • Why is Barnes and Noble Stock going up?

    03/28/2011 10:18:21 AM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 42 replies
    28 March 2011 | Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin
    Wonder why Barnes and Noble (BKS) stock is going up. It sure fell a long ways earlier this year. So, why would it suddenly go up without any news? Man, the stock market is crazy.
  • Could mom-and-pop bookstores return?

    10/21/2010 1:08:45 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 35 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | August 23, 2010 | Jim Fletcher
    ...my generation is the bridge between the golden years of print newspapers and now, for better or worse, news by iPhone. Nothing in publishing is as consistently unchanging as change... America was built on competition and innovation. Challenges are meant to be embraced and met. And when I hear independent booksellers complaining about big-box retailers pushing them out of business, I am reminded of a great bit of wisdom my mother dispensed once... In the town where I live, I heard retailers decrying a move by Wal-Mart to put a store on the outskirts of town. "They'll kill business!" was...
  • Blackboard makes e-book deal with Barnes & Noble

    07/15/2010 11:15:55 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 1 replies · 1+ views
    ap ^ | Wednesday July 14, 2010, 4:44 pm EDT
    Blackboard Inc., a provider of software to educational institutions, said Wednesday it is working with Barnes & Noble Inc. to get the bookseller's titles into its e-book store for students. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Blackboard said it will work with Barnes & Noble to allow students to buy electronic textbooks and other course-related materials from its Blackboard Learn site. The companies will also work to make Blackboard content work with Barnes & Noble's forthcoming Nookstudy e-reader software for computers. Blackboard shares rose 64 cents to close at $39.33.
  • Kindle, iPad, MacMillan, and the Death of a Business Model

    02/02/2010 10:15:39 AM PST · by AJKauf · 21 replies · 962+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | Feb. 2 | Charlie MArtin
    f you visited Amazon.com this weekend, hoping to buy a book that happened to have been published by MacMillan, you got a rude surprise. You couldn’t do it. Whether you hoped to buy an e-book for the Kindle, or an old-fashioned physical book, Amazon wouldn’t sell it to you. In a protest against the pricing model that MacMillan and other publishers had negotiated with Apple for the iBookstore, Amazon simply removed the “buy” button from MacMillan’s books. The protest didn’t last very long — just long enough to be noticed and to make the New York Times on the evening...
  • Sarah Palin, Grand Rapids book signing Info

    11/04/2009 4:30:43 PM PST · by taildragger · 12 replies · 1,184+ views
    11/4/2009 | Taildragger
    Just got off the phone with the store, this is unoffical but here goes. Get their early, at 7:00am if you desire, and get a color coded wrist band. The lady recommended getting in line @ 5:30 or 6:00 pm and they will call by colors. Signing begins @ 7:00pm and is currently scheduled for 2 hours, and you must buy your book at the signing.
  • Barnes & Noble e-reader rumored to be merging of Kindle, iPhone

    10/16/2009 5:31:49 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 35 replies · 940+ views
    AppleInsider ^ | Wednesday, October 14, 2009 | Neil Hughes
    Book seller Barnes & Noble is expected to announce its own e-reader next week, and a new report states the device will sport both black-and-white e-ink and a multi-touch, iPhone-like color display. New information and photos of the device were provided to Gizmodo, which revealed that a majority of the device will have a traditional e-ink display, much like the Amazon Kindle, which provides superior battery life. It will be a 6-inch screen with an 800x600 pixel resolution. But the bottom portion of the device will have an LCD color display sporting multi-touch technology. It will be used to browse...
  • Sickening email just received from Barnes & Noble "Our 44th President - In His Own Words"

    11/05/2008 12:36:56 PM PST · by amyjane · 28 replies · 1,454+ views
    Barnes and Noble solicitation email | 11/05/08 | Vanity
    I get several "specials" via email from Barnes and Noble each week, and today I got one with the subject "Our 44th President - In His Own Words", then the email of course contained an advertisement for his books. I pressed reply, wrote "You've got to be kidding -- remove me from your list immediately." And then went and unsubscribed myself. Hopefully the liberal Barnes and Noble will begin to get the message. Anyone knowing a good source for books and audio books that will not be supporting this kind of thing, I'll appreciate the info. Hope I posted all...
  • Barnes & Noble Hides Corsi’s “The Obama Nation” at the Back of Store

    08/01/2008 10:02:36 PM PDT · by Brian_Baldwin · 45 replies · 313+ views
    opinion | 8-1-2008 | brianbaldwin
    I went to purchase my copy of the just released “The Obama Nation” (by Jerome R. Corsi, PH.D.) – “Leftist Politics and the Cult of Personality” at a San Francisco Bay Area Barnes & Noble book store. The book is all the buzz on talk radio, and even among the Leftist media which hates America and which is currently supervising the election campaign for Obama. The is no question, the book is going to be a top seller. This Barnes & Nobles has a New Releases / Just Arrivals section which is always prominently displayed when you walk into the...
  • Fans Wild For 'Harry' Flock To Stores

    07/20/2007 8:06:26 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 3 replies · 245+ views
    The witching hour is almost here. Thousands of would-be warlocks, sorcerers and ordinary, non-magical Muggles lined up outside bookstores from Sydney to Seattle on Friday, eager to get their hands on "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows," the seventh and final volume in the boy wizard's saga. In a now-familiar ritual that is part sales frenzy and part Halloween party, bookstores across Britain were flinging open their doors at a minute past midnight Saturday. Shops as far afield as Singapore and Australia were putting the book on sale at the same time; the United States was to follow from midnight...
  • Gift wrapping by Lesbian Support Services at Ithaca Barnes and Noble

    12/21/2006 4:57:27 PM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 22 replies · 1,112+ views
    Ithaca Journal ^ | 12/21/06 | Briefly in Tompkins
    Martin-Lyon Lesbian Support Services, a new non-profit group, will be gift wrapping at Barnes and Noble Booksellers on Meadow Street from noon to 5 p.m. today and Friday, Dec. 21 and 22. For more information, visit www.martin-lyonlss.org.
  • John Edwards' folly: A book signing gone wrong

    11/27/2006 7:08:12 AM PST · by Ramius · 141 replies · 4,354+ views
    Union-Leader ^ | 11/27/2006 | Union Leader
    John Edwards' folly: A book signing gone wrong 9 hours, 57 minutes ago Former Sen. John Edwards is to spend an hour at the Manchester Barnes & Noble tonight promoting his new book. We find his choice of venue very interesting. In Manchester, the local Wal-Mart store sits right behind the Barnes & Noble. It has more floor space, a parking lot several times the size of Barnes & Noble's, and is easier to access by car or public transportation. But Edwards would not be caught dead inside a Wal-Mart. Saying that the company pays its employees too little, Edwards...