Category Archives: Financial analysis

eBook sales rise, duh. Paperback… not sure

I love paper.  I love paperback books.  I hold them.  I cuddle them.  I smell their pages… don’t lie, you do too. But the ebook format has swept in and is not going away.  With it comes a new rush … Continue reading

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B&N… a gain with a loss

I posted about B&N a couple weeks ago here http://jimthewriterb.wordpress.com/2011/08/19/bn-receives-204-million-investment/ It was big news about this investment and in reality, it shows the value of ebooks and what the future will hold. B&N posted their first quarter earnings today.  The … Continue reading

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Ebooks Revenues Will TRIPLE

Another article was printed today in WSJ about the book business.    This article struck me though because it wasn’t the usual, “things are bad because no name are making money” kind of thing that I usually see.    This … Continue reading

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HP, out of the tablet business. But why?

So HP is in and then out of the tablet business, just like that.  They have dropped the price on their tablet to $99 to unload it.    Goodbye, see you later.   Props to Apple, right?   Well… yeah, … Continue reading

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B&N receives $204 million investment

Interesting news on the bookstore and ereader front today. B&N (Barnes & Noble) received an investment from Liberty Funding.  The amount comes to around $204 million (which of course is done through stock at a determined price, etc).  Last year … Continue reading

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My thoughts – and findings – on Borders

I know the Borders thing is last week and while I’m not trying to kick at a dead horse (literally), I have a few of my own thoughts I’d like to share on the situation. First off, I’m going to … Continue reading

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