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Barnes & Noble CEO Resigns
Business Insider ^ | 07/08/2013 | Steve Kovach

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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1 posted on 07/08/2013 7:44:05 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

He booked it on outta there???


2 posted on 07/08/2013 7:45:21 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: SeekAndFind

Why doesnt he just blame his political enemies? You mean to tell me that in the private sector people are responsible for their mistakes?


3 posted on 07/08/2013 7:47:25 PM PDT by untenured
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To: SeekAndFind

Maybe they should launch a family-values campaign, since Amazon (Kindle) their direct competitor has Pro-Homosexual agenda ads on TV now.


4 posted on 07/08/2013 7:49:34 PM PDT by Greetings_Puny_Humans
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To: untenured

Time and chance happeneth to them all.

Truer words were never written.


5 posted on 07/08/2013 7:51:01 PM PDT by dr_lew
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To: SeekAndFind

I hope they lose their ass. Nowhere do you see more “O” stickers than at a B&N.


6 posted on 07/08/2013 7:51:20 PM PDT by albie
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To: Vendome

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


7 posted on 07/08/2013 7:51:39 PM PDT by DanielRedfoot (Creepy Ass Cracker)
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To: SeekAndFind

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.


8 posted on 07/08/2013 7:52:07 PM PDT by Ciexyz
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To: SeekAndFind

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.


9 posted on 07/08/2013 7:56:57 PM PDT by willk
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To: Ciexyz

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.


10 posted on 07/08/2013 7:57:26 PM PDT by OrangeDaisy
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To: SeekAndFind
Somebody wasn't paying attention to the business model. You don't need a Kindle to read Kindle books. If you have a computer available (and how would you shop at Amazon if you don't?) you can have a free virtual Kindle online or download a free Kindle app to your phone. It isn't the hardware. It's the ubiquity.

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.

11 posted on 07/08/2013 7:58:58 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Ciexyz
"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."

I use Calibre which lets me convert just about any ebook format to mobi (Kindle format) and its free!

12 posted on 07/08/2013 8:01:27 PM PDT by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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To: willk

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.


13 posted on 07/08/2013 8:04:14 PM PDT by basil (2ASisters.org)
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To: SeekAndFind
Not surprising.Judging from the testimony of Miss Slim Jeans it would appear that fewer and fewer Americans can read or write.
14 posted on 07/08/2013 8:10:20 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (The Civil Servants Are No Longer Servants...Or Civil.)
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To: Billthedrill

This is scary. Print no more books, then electronically zap the ones people downloaded. Instant Dark Ages.


15 posted on 07/08/2013 8:11:09 PM PDT by informavoracious (We're being "punished" with Stanley Ann's baby. Obamacare: shovel-ready healthcare.)
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To: Gay State Conservative

But the prints on the screen are not written in cursive are they?


16 posted on 07/08/2013 8:11:28 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: Vendome
"He booked it on outta there???"

Don't judge him by his cover. He probably just thought it was time to turn a new page in his career.

17 posted on 07/08/2013 8:12:26 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: DanielRedfoot
Amazon is a lefty organization, too but they don't seem to care who wrote a book, they'll sell it to you. The color of money is the thing that matters to amazon.

CC

18 posted on 07/08/2013 8:13:34 PM PDT by Celtic Conservative (tease not the dragon for thou art crunchy when roasted and taste good with ketchup)
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To: informavoracious
Worse even when you consider there is no independent backup permissible at the moment. It's an anti-piracy measure, but it also poses a tremendous vulnerability for the user. It's wonderful that if you destroy your physical Kindle, your entire library is intact and in their hands and you can download it again for free because you've already paid for it. So long as they allow it. And that's the problem.

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.

19 posted on 07/08/2013 8:17:56 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: SeekAndFind; a fool in paradise
Insiders say Mr Lynch is going under cover for the remainder of his illustrated career.
20 posted on 07/08/2013 8:18:33 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: DanielRedfoot

I think that is bull. I have never had trouble finding conservative authors from B&N.


21 posted on 07/08/2013 8:41:56 PM PDT by Perdogg (Cruz-Paul 2016)
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To: basil

I have been to B&Ns in liberal districts and cities. Never had trouble finding any book.


22 posted on 07/08/2013 8:43:12 PM PDT by Perdogg (Cruz-Paul 2016)
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To: basil

I’ve never had any problems in my local B&N. Even in the weeks following Sandy Hook, they never hid any of the gun or hunting magazines. The were where they always were in the past.


23 posted on 07/08/2013 8:54:57 PM PDT by matt04
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To: Perdogg

What I have seen is conservative directed authors/book which are hidden behind leftist books. Mostly kiddie BS.


24 posted on 07/08/2013 8:55:48 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: SeekAndFind

I think it’s awful that brick and mortar books stores and hard copy book industry is suffering.

B&N attracts libs, so what? I never have trouble finding what I need in there and they are always helpful in ordering.


25 posted on 07/08/2013 8:58:27 PM PDT by stanne
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To: Billthedrill

AND they can orwellian alter books for the PC moment de jour.


26 posted on 07/08/2013 8:58:43 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: SeekAndFind

I think it’s awful that brick and mortar books stores and hard copy book industry is suffering.

B&N attracts libs, so what? I never have trouble finding what I need in there and they are always helpful in ordering.


27 posted on 07/08/2013 8:59:02 PM PDT by stanne
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To: stanne
B&N attracts libs, so what?

In my neighborhood it attracts homeless people and deadbeat students, not people buying books, so stores tend to get shuttered.

28 posted on 07/08/2013 9:00:26 PM PDT by thecodont
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To: Joe 6-pack

Spineless ....


29 posted on 07/08/2013 9:03:59 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: SeekAndFind; a fool in paradise

NOT a Bookmark!


30 posted on 07/08/2013 9:07:38 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: longtermmemmory
Yep. I just realized, though, that I am quite in error about local backup if you choose to download the AZW (or MOBI or whatever) files to a local computer, and then manually bring them into the Kindle from there. You can back them up like anything else on your hard drive. What you can't do is suck them off the Kindle directly for backup. At least not on mine.

If you don't want them to get at the machine, turn off Wi-Fi. They could still reach you if they tried hard enough but they most likely won't.

31 posted on 07/08/2013 9:10:25 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: thecodont

People go to brick and mortar stores to browse, then go online to buy. Really, you’d have to be crazy not to, though I do make the occasional “guilt” purchase.

These days, having a physical footprint isn’t a winning business model—especially if it just provides a showroom for competing online vendors.


32 posted on 07/08/2013 9:11:29 PM PDT by rbg81
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To: longtermmemmory

And one more thing - I believe if you use that method the files you’ve downloaded will only work on your specific Kindle.


33 posted on 07/08/2013 9:12:46 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: rbg81

To me I have to way shipping cost along with the actual price.


34 posted on 07/08/2013 9:19:17 PM PDT by Perdogg (Cruz-Paul 2016)
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To: Joe 6-pack

My blood runs cold, my division was just sold,

My CEO is a centerfold


35 posted on 07/08/2013 9:20:14 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Perdogg

If I buy a book at a brick-and-mortar store, I walk out with my book, just the one item if I want only that, without feeling compelled to buy enough other items to qualify for free shipping.


36 posted on 07/08/2013 9:21:26 PM PDT by thecodont
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To: Billthedrill

I collect old school books....algebra, English, etc...and other “important” books....some day, when the EMP hits...I’ll be the RICHEST person in the world. /s Sorta


37 posted on 07/08/2013 10:04:08 PM PDT by goodnesswins (R.I.P. Doherty, Smith, Stevens, Woods.)
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To: goodnesswins

I’ve saved a lot of old history books. “Old history” needs to be maintained by as many of us as can!


38 posted on 07/08/2013 10:06:58 PM PDT by bannie
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To: thecodont

Yikes.


39 posted on 07/08/2013 10:07:53 PM PDT by stanne
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To: Celtic Conservative

Yes. You can get almost any books on Amazon. If not, go to www.bookfinder.com. ;)


40 posted on 07/08/2013 10:10:21 PM PDT by bannie
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To: Perdogg

It’s much easier to get about any ebook through B&N than print books.


41 posted on 07/08/2013 10:12:16 PM PDT by bannie
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To: stanne

Well, there are a couple of stores in (more prosperous) neighboring cities which are still open — and as long as it is within my power, I will patronize them (that is, buy something) to help them remain open. The two stores that closed were too close to a nearby university town and so attracted the wrong crowd.


42 posted on 07/08/2013 10:13:15 PM PDT by thecodont
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To: bannie

I love used books, with the dust wrapper and the original price. There is something about an actual book.


43 posted on 07/08/2013 10:13:57 PM PDT by Perdogg (Cruz-Paul 2016)
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To: Perdogg

Me, too! I have some very old books. My dad gave me a bunch that were his great aunt’s. From there, I scoured old book stores—before eBay. I found some treasures. Now, it’s rare to find a rare book that I can afford, but history books are still available. In CA, schools dumped so many about 10 years ago.


44 posted on 07/08/2013 10:17:12 PM PDT by bannie
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To: bannie

I buy my used books on abebooks.


45 posted on 07/08/2013 10:18:04 PM PDT by Perdogg (Cruz-Paul 2016)
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To: Perdogg

I get some from there, too. They’re linked through bookfinders.com.


46 posted on 07/08/2013 10:19:50 PM PDT by bannie
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To: bannie

It’s also the best place I know of to find out what a book’s currently worth. It’s fun to check out “the going rate” or “rarity” of something I have.

If anyone knows of a better place, I’d love to know about it. Books are dear to my heart...and my nose! ;)


47 posted on 07/08/2013 10:22:19 PM PDT by bannie
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To: SeekAndFind; Revolting cat!

I thought this was about bookstores but this is about digital media downloads and a big box store that sells overpriced coffee and fluffy toys.


48 posted on 07/09/2013 8:20:36 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: bannie
...history books are still available. In CA, schools dumped so many about 10 years ago.

The old history has been changed to reflect political correctness and Socialist revisionist history.

Who needs to ban books when you can just expunge them from the taxpayer funded libraries?

49 posted on 07/09/2013 8:22:11 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: bannie
...history books are still available. In CA, schools dumped so many about 10 years ago.

The old history has been changed to reflect political correctness and Socialist revisionist history.

Who needs to ban books when you can just expunge them from the taxpayer funded libraries?

50 posted on 07/09/2013 8:22:11 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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