Barnes & Noble and Google to test same-day book delivery, swiping at Amazon

Google will offer online shoppers same-day delivery of books from Barnes & Noble stores, under a new partnership that aims to help the companies compete more aggressively with, their common rival. The service will be tested in Manhattan, West Los Angeles and the San Francisco Bay Area, launching on Thursday, according to a report tonight by the New… Read More

Barnes & Noble CEO Michael Huseby

Interview: Barnes & Noble CEO ‘not worried about Amazon’ as Nook ties fortunes to Samsung

Barnes & Noble laid out a new plan for its Nook e-reader business this morning, announcing plans to partner with Samsung on a Nook-branded Galaxy Tab 4 tablet. So what does this mean for the bookseller’s partnership with Microsoft, and its competition with Amazon? GeekWire spoke with Barnes & Noble CEO Mike Huseby via phone this morning, getting… Read More


Where’s Microsoft? Samsung, Barnes & Noble partnering on co-branded Nook tablet

The odd pairing between Microsoft and Barnes & Noble just took another strange twist. The bookseller’s Nook Media unit announced a new partnership with Samsung this morning to develop a co-branded Galaxy Tab 4 Nook tablet, featuring the Nook software and access to more than 3 million books, magazines and newspapers. Barnes & Noble, which has struggled to… Read More


Layoffs hit Barnes & Noble’s Nook division

Barnes & Noble has laid off a number of employees in its Nook division in order to bring its costs in line with “business realities,” according to a statement from spokesperson Mary Ellen Keating. Still, they say they’re optimistic about the Nook’s chances, even as its team shrinks. “We believe we have a strong management… Read More


Barnes & Noble’s Nook business falls more than 32%

Barnes & Noble’s Nook business continues to struggle in its competition with Amazon, with revenues in the segment declining more than 32 percent in the company’s most recent quarter, according to numbers released this morning. The company said revenue in its Nook business, including Nook devices and e-books, was $109 million in the quarter ended… Read More


Microsoft’s $300M Nook deal: One year later, it’s MIA

One year ago, Microsoft and Barnes & Noble surprised the tech world by announcing a “strategic partnership.” Microsoft made a $300 million investment in the bookseller’s Nook e-reader and e-book subsidiary, for a 17.6 percent stake. The deal was completed in October, making Microsoft a key ally for Barnes & Noble in its struggle vs. Amazon’s Kindle…. Read More


Poll: Should Microsoft buy Barnes & Noble?

Barnes & Noble is struggling. Could Microsoft, which invested $300 million in the company’s Nook digital reader business last year, be the bookseller’s savior? Barron’s got the rumor mill going over the weekend when it wrote that Microsoft’s ownership of the nation’s largest bookseller would “jump start” the company’s retail efforts by giving it 677… Read More


Report: Barnes & Noble considers future of the Nook

Nearly a year after Microsoft agreed to invest $300 million in Barnes & Noble’s Nook business unit, the bookseller is seriously considering what to do with the electronic book reader. A report out from The New York Times, citing a person familiar with Barnes & Noble’s strategy, indicates that the company is possibly moving away from… Read More


Barnes & Noble expects deeper loss in Nook business

Barnes & Noble, struggling to gain traction against Amazon’s Kindle, expects its Nook business to go deeper into the red. The company delivered the news to investors overnight, saying that the loss in the Nook segment will be greater for its current fiscal year (ending in April) than the $262 million loss recorded by the… Read More


Rough holiday for Barnes & Noble: Nook sales fall 12.6%

Sales in Barnes & Noble’s Nook device and e-book business were $311 million for the nine weeks of the 2012 holiday shopping season, down 12.6 percent from the same period a year earlier. That’s the word this morning from the bookseller. Combined with a 10.9 percent decrease in Barnes & Noble’s physical and web retail division,… Read More


Barnes & Noble’s Nook adds Pearson as investor, warns of weak holiday sales

Barnes & Noble’s Nook Media e-reading and tablet subsidiary this morning announced a new investor, the Pearson education and publishing company, and separately warned that holiday sales are coming in below its projections. Pearson, which includes the Financial Times Group and Penguin publishing company, will invest $89.5 million in cash for a 5 percent stake in Nook… Read More


Barnes & Noble plans Nook integration with Microsoft Windows, Office and Bing

A newly surfaced job posting gives new details about Barnes & Noble’s plans for its fledgling partnership with Microsoft, citing a “product strategy of Nook integration with Microsoft ecosystem including Windows, Office, Bing.” Nate Hoffelder has the scoop over on his Digital Reader blog. Barnes & Noble’s posting doesn’t explain what “integration” means in this… Read More