Barnes & Noble wants smaller stores

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While dealing with the same number of closures of their stores as Amazon is opening more and more bookstores, Barnes & Noble has come up with a new tactic: scaling down. Instead of continuing to deal with their massive stores that are mostly empty, the idea is that the new, smaller stores will be more […]

Amazon is launching an eBook conversion tool

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Amazon disrupts the publishing industry again with news of their newest launch: a program that’ll let users format their own eBook, for free. The newly minted Kindle Create promises a familiar experience to users comfortable with Microsoft Word, create interactive features such as a table of contents, make stylistic designs with headings and chapter titles. […]

Google is Getting in the Audiobook Action

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Is Amazon’s monopoly over audiobooks at an end? Android Police, a website devoted to mostly Android phones, recently studied some of the coding for the new update for Google’s play store and found references to audiobook formats along with the existing apps, eBooks, and games they sell. Seeing as how Google does not currently offer […]

Amazon Bookstores are not Making Money

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News of Amazon’s physical bookstores created shockwaves through the book and publishing industries; from the first whispers of the ideas to the actual ribbon cutting of the locations, just the thought of them has sent ripples to all of Amazon’s competitors. Aside from just existing however, the brick and mortar stores haven’t actually justified the […]

Amazon is Celebrating Indie Authors for October

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For the entire month of October, Amazon is showing their love for indie authors by showcasing them on a special page. At www.amazon.com/poweredbyindie, you can see their celebration of all things indie. Amazon is also simultaneously running a social media campaign on their Facebook and Twitter pages where they want to hear about the experiences of […]

Barnes & Noble no longer in the technology business

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In news shocking no one who’s been paying attention in the book industry, Barnes & Noble has finally announced that they are no longer in the tech game and trying to compete with Amazon and Google. Rather, they are making the decision to focus on their flagging physical stores rather than focusing on their flagging eReaders. Barnes […]

Audiobook Sales Increased in 2017

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Audiobooks have been reigning for a while now in the publishing industry as the new popular trend. Despite having been around for a while now, the sales boom does not seem to be slowing down any time soon as the sales numbers have just come out for the first quarter of the year and they have gone up. […]

Is Barnes & Noble Considering a Sale?

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After recent news that one of Barnes & Noble’s key investors urged the company to sell itself, could the book retailer be finally taking up that advice in the face of dwindling business thanks to Amazon? The company claims otherwise but there seem to be rumors abound that there has been facilitations of a buyout… […]

Amazon Opens Another Store in NYC

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Amazon has opened another store in New York City, its second in the city after its first was opened a few months back and its eleventh store total nationwide. Unique to the 34th Street location is a café inside the bookstore where customers can conveniently grab a coffee or snack while shopping. Amazon plans to unveil […]

Barnes & Noble Urged to Sell Itself by Investors

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For the first time in a while, the price of Barnes & Noble’s shares rose and it seems to have happened because there is talk Barnes & Noble is considering selling. Or at least it’s what one of their investors is urging them to do. Predictions are already abound about how the new possible owners can […]