Tag Archives: barnes and noble

Stephen King, tacos, and running your own business.

The talk of self-publishing taking over.   *sigh*   *yawm*   I’m over it.  You should be too.  Anyone who spends more than thirty seconds reading this particular post or any post on why indie’s will take over or how … Continue reading

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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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Looking beyond Amazon

You all know how much I enjoy Amazon… as a company, as an innovator, the whole package.  I enjoy them and what they’ve done – and it’s not all related to publishing.    While Amazon is the biggest kid on … Continue reading

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Amazon Fire, new Kindles, life is great.

The game is on. Amazon not only came out and released their Kindle Fire to sort-of compete with the iPad but they also released a new line of Kindles.  And that line begins with a $79 Kindle.  Yes, that’s right, … Continue reading

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CJ Archer breaks 1,000 sales in a single month!

I know last month I had some heavy hitters on my blog selling 40,000 ebooks and 60,000 ebooks… but what about those who are just breaking the small milestones? I’ve been hitting small marks myself, which is a great feeling, … 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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Follow up on B&N post…

Last week I talked about the investment from Liberty Media for B&N.  Since that time the stock has dropped and dropped.  When I took the snapshot below, it was down hovering at $10 per share.  Today’s market has it pulling … Continue reading

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Terri Reid sells 60,000 ebooks in her first year!

Last week I had the chance to interview Ann Marie Novark about her first year of success selling 40,000 copies of her books.  Now, today, I’m pleased to bring in another fantastic, super popular author, Terri Reid.  Most of us … 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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