Skip to comments.Barnes & Noble CEO Resigns
Posted on 07/08/2013 7:44:05 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
Barnes & Noble CEO William Lynch has resigned. His resignation is effective immediately. Michael Huseby will now be the CEO of NOOK Media and president of Barnes & Noble. Allen Lindstrom has been promoted and will serve as the company's new CFO.
The news isn't a huge surprise.
Barnes & Noble has largely failed to adapt to the growing tablet and e-reader market. And although its Android-based Nook tablets have received decent reviews, they haven't been selling very well.
In May, Barnes & Noble made a quiet admission that its Nook tablets weren't selling as well as it had hoped when it added Google's Play store for apps and other content. That means users are no longer incetivized to purchase digital content like books and movies from Barnes & Noble. It also means Nook owners were likely frustrated by Barnes & Noble's dim app selection for the tablet.
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He booked it on outta there???
Why doesnt he just blame his political enemies? You mean to tell me that in the private sector people are responsible for their mistakes?
Maybe they should launch a family-values campaign, since Amazon (Kindle) their direct competitor has Pro-Homosexual agenda ads on TV now.
Time and chance happeneth to them all.
Truer words were never written.
I hope they lose their ass. Nowhere do you see more “O” stickers than at a B&N.
At one time I shopped at B & N but then they started putting all conservative writers books in some obscure corner, or in fiction and it seemed to be a nationally accepted practice by the company.
So now all on line
I can’t play their ebooks on my Kindle Fire, so I buy from Amazon instead. This is like the VHS-Beta wars of the 80’s.
Too bad because the Nook HD+ is really a great product. Beautiful high resolution screen. I also have the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 which is also nice but I like the Nook HD+ better even though it was about 40% of the price of the Note. I’m considering putting the Note up on Ebay.
They led the way with the Nook, but they didn’t keep up. Both of my Nooks have had issues with the e-ink screen getting small places that quit working. Their website search engine and book recommendations compared to Amazon’s is terrible. I recently gave up on them and my Nook device, and downloaded the Kindle app to my iPad.
Amazon nearly lost the whole enchilada, though, when they deleted a book from their customers' Kindles without asking. It was apparently a legitimate rights issue, but they handled it like ham-handed amateurs. It was, ironically, Orwell's 1984. They've sworn it will never happen again, but it serves to remind us that it isn't a good idea to place your entire library in the hands of people who can delete it, or be forced to delete it, at the touch of a key.
I use Calibre which lets me convert just about any ebook format to mobi (Kindle format) and its free!
I’ve had my Nook for quite a while, and I love it! I also like the Barnes and Noble Store here in my town, and have seen no evidence of some of the complaints listed in this thread.
I do live in a very conservative community, however, and that might be the difference.
This is scary. Print no more books, then electronically zap the ones people downloaded. Instant Dark Ages.
But the prints on the screen are not written in cursive are they?
Don't judge him by his cover. He probably just thought it was time to turn a new page in his career.
Mind you, I love my Kindle, and my relations with Amazon customer support have been uniformly excellent. But they hold the keys - that's what you agree to when you read their terms of service. So anything I really care about, I have a dead-tree version.