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Initial post: Jun 26, 2013 6:00:30 AM PDT
Arieswoman says:
I just heard on the news that Barnes & Noble are dropping the Nook due to losses! Glad I sold my Nook.

Posted on Jun 26, 2013 6:11:30 AM PDT
scoutyjones says:
You heard wrong.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 26, 2013 6:15:45 AM PDT
That's not quite it.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 26, 2013 6:19:08 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 26, 2013 6:27:08 AM PDT
S. Dunham says:
Actually, B&N will no longer be making nooks themselves. They are going to focus on their eInk readers and try to license the nook tablet to another manufacturer that makes tablets. Still, this is not good because their nook business really tanked. I have to find the link to the article I read last night. I'll come back and post it.

This isn't the same article but it says the same thing....
http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/technology/barnes-and-noble-to-stop-making-nook-tablets-in-house/2013/06/25/d8c8216e-ddb7-11e2-948c-d644453cf169_story.html

And here's another article....
http://www.nbcnews.com/technology/barnes-noble-stop-making-most-its-own-nook-tablets-6C10448995

Posted on Jun 26, 2013 6:51:39 AM PDT
Arieswoman says:
I stand corrected. ;-)

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 26, 2013 6:54:29 AM PDT
Still. Knowing what we know now, I'm passively glad that when I first considered getting an e-reader, I happened to have chosen Kindle.

Posted on Jun 26, 2013 8:49:16 AM PDT
Here's another interesting article as well for Nook Book owners:

http://dealnews.com/features/Ways-to-Protect-Your-eBook-Library-If-NOOK-Readers-Are-Canned-/747147.html

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 26, 2013 8:55:43 AM PDT
S. Dunham says:
The nook wasn't an option when I first heard about eReaders. It was between the original Kindle and the Sony. The reason I went with the Kindle was because of Amazon's content. They had more choices and better prices. Had the nook been available at that time, I certainly would have considered it as well. And I'm sure I still would have went with Amazon because nook books were almost twice as much as the same Kindle version. That and B&N didn't have a good track record with eBooks as they abandoned the platform once before.

Posted on Jun 27, 2013 7:36:39 PM PDT
Mary says:
This is the article I read. You would think with having google play now they would be doing better as so many people are head over heels for google play on a device. Mary

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/06/25/barnes--noble-earnings-_n_3496082.html

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 27, 2013 7:59:29 PM PDT
Anne Shirley says:
You would think that all the people who whine, pout and stomp their feet here on the forum over the fact that the Fires don't have Google Play would be rushing off to buy them in droves ;-). Here's their chance!

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 27, 2013 8:13:27 PM PDT
Mary says:
I know that's what I was thinking. Got my first smart phone a few months ago but I really haven't explored google play all that well but seems like they have a lot of nice apps. The one app I did find I am addicted too is magic piano. Amazon has it but not compatible with the first generation fire but the second generation can get it as my friend plays it on that. I want an HD kindle or some kind of newer tablet just so I can play this darn game on a bigger screen than my phone. Mary

Posted on Jun 27, 2013 8:29:05 PM PDT
Picking up a Nook HD right now is a great deal, as long as the buyer understands what they are getting into.

Posted on Jun 27, 2013 8:31:36 PM PDT
Mary says:
You know as much as I go into B&N I have never ever played with one to see what it's like. Mary

Posted on Jun 27, 2013 9:28:57 PM PDT
From The Motley Fool:

"The most prominent sign that Nook was foundering was the official adoption of Google Play last month. By fully embracing Google's sanctioned ecosystem, Barnes & Noble was admitting that its own efforts to sell content and offer services weren't going so well. After all, low-end devices typically sell at or near cost with the hopes of profiting on content sales later, and B&N gets no benefit from Google Play sales. Selling a product at cost and sending customers to another company's content store is not a winning formula."

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 28, 2013 5:40:41 AM PDT
I agree with that reasoning; that's similar to the information that I gleaned from reading customer experiences.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 28, 2013 6:26:44 AM PDT
A. Dietz says:
Pineapple, that's an excellent explanation of why Amazon doesn't offer Google Play on their Kindle Fire models.

Posted on Jun 28, 2013 3:43:38 PM PDT
The newest rumor is that B&N will be reducing the shelf space allotted to books in their book stores and sell board games instead and add Nook e-reader display tables.

I can mentally picture B&N execs and board members high-fiving each other over how great an idea this is.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 28, 2013 5:38:12 PM PDT
And then all they have left to do is switch all that to online and they've got themselves a workable business model.

Of course, Amazon's waaay ahead of them :-)

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 28, 2013 5:41:52 PM PDT
Board games?

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 28, 2013 6:03:36 PM PDT
Yes, like at Toy's R Us. Because board games have a high profit margin.

B&N management rivals Radio Shack in their ineptness.

Posted on Jun 28, 2013 6:03:53 PM PDT
B. Marks says:
Personally I have good wishes for B&N. They're pretty important to us Kindle users. Amazon is great to it's customers but how long will that last when they have no competition!

I hope B&N makes good moves and keeps Amazon on their toes. We all win if that happens.

Barry

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 28, 2013 6:06:31 PM PDT
Really, the only thing I have against B&N is that their executive management is TSTL.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 30, 2013 5:32:18 AM PDT
Sarida says:
I saw an advertisement on television that a car dealership is offering a "free" Simple Glow Touch Nook for every car purchase.

I seriously LOL'd, because I thought, "Who was the brilliant guy that thought up that scheme?"

My guess is that they had a slow sales day.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 30, 2013 5:44:39 AM PDT
Lillian Leah says:
Sarida, I saw the same ad and was laughing myself. My sister has a Nook and is always telling me how superior her Nook is to my Kindle. I'll have to tell her she should have waited just 2 more weeks to buy her car and she would have gotten a new Nook at the same time. What a deal (or consolation) (sp) deal!!

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 30, 2013 6:05:09 AM PDT
Sarida says:
I have a sister-in-law like that - everything she has is better than mine.

What she doesn't get is that personal preference isn't a matter of 'which is better.'

I HAVE come to a conclusion that Kindle people are nicer than Nook people :)
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