Content about e-readers

March 24, 2013

Barnes & Noble is giving away a free Nook Simple Touch e-reader, which retails for $79, to any customer who buys its high-definition Nook HD+ tablet between March 24 and March 31.

NEW YORK — Barnes & Noble is giving away a free Nook Simple Touch e-reader, which retails for $79, to any customer who buys its high-definition Nook HD+ tablet between March 24 and March 31.

The offer is available at all Barnes & Noble stores, Barnes & Noble College Bookstores and online. It also is being offered through other retailers that sell Nook products, including Walmart.com, Target and Best Buy.

March 1, 2013

Barnes & Noble reported on Thursday a loss in the fiscal third quarter, hurt by a 26% decline in revenue for its Nook e-book readers.

NEW YORK — Barnes & Noble reported on Thursday a loss in the fiscal third quarter, hurt by a 26% decline in revenue for its Nook e-book readers.

The company posted a loss of $6.1 million quarter through Jan. 26, compared to a profit of $52 million in the year-ago period. The retailer blamed the loss partially on charges stemming from weaker-than-expected sales of Nook e-readers during the holiday shopping season.

Revenue fell 9% to $2.22 billion. Analysts had predicted sales of $2.4 billion.

August 21, 2012

Best Buy reported dismal second quarter results Tuesday morning, missing analysts’ estimates by a wide margin one day after the company raised eyebrows by selecting a CEO with no retail experience to engineer a turnaround.

MINNEAPOLIS — Best Buy reported dismal second quarter results Tuesday morning, missing analysts’ estimates by a wide margin one day after the company raised eyebrows by selecting a CEO with no retail experience to engineer a turnaround.

February 14, 2012

Sales in the consumer electronics space would have been abysmal in 2011 were it not for tablet and e-readers, according to data from market researcher The NPD Group, which shows Target has an opportunity to gain share.

Sales in the consumer electronics space would have been abysmal in 2011 were it not for tablet and e-readers, according to data from market researcher The NPD Group, which shows Target has an opportunity to gain share.

Target’s recent moves to deepen its relationship with Apple could be beneficial in that regard, as it was Apple that drove CE activity in 2011 and is likely to do so again in 2012. Currently, Target is not among the top five CE retailers, which NPD lists as Best Buy, Walmart, Apple and a tie between Staples and Amazon.

October 26, 2011

The popularity of Amazon.com's Kindle e-readers continues to help boost Amazon.com's sales. However, net income for the third quarter was disappointing.

SEATTLE — The popularity of Amazon.com's Kindle e-readers continues to help boost Amazon.com's sales. However, net income for the third quarter was disappointing.

Amazon.com reported that net sales for the third quarter increased 44% to $10.88 billion in the third quarter, compared with $7.56 billion in third quarter 2010. Net income decreased 73% to $63 million in the third quarter, or 14 cents per diluted share, compared with net income of $231 million, or 51 cents per diluted share, in third quarter 2010.

September 13, 2011

Earnings and comparabl-store sales slipped at Best Buy, where the retailer suffered slower sales in key departments and a slowdown in consumer spending.

MINNEAPOLIS — Earnings and comparable-store sales slipped at Best Buy, where the retailer suffered slower sales in key departments and a slowdown in consumer spending. Best Buy  has reported net earnings of $177 million, or 47 cents per diluted share, for its fiscal second quarter ended Aug. 27, compared with $254 million, or 60 cents per diluted share, for the prior-year period.

July 29, 2011

OfficeMax is following Toys"R"Us' lead and adding e-readers to its product offerings. The retailer announced that it will sell Barnes & Noble Nook and Nook Color e-readers at all OfficeMax stores and OfficeMax.com starting July 30.

NAPERVILLE, Ill. — OfficeMax is following Toys"R"Us' lead and adding e-readers to its product offerings. The retailer announced that it will sell Barnes & Noble Nook and Nook Color e-readers at all OfficeMax stores and OfficeMax.com starting July 30.

July 11, 2011

Boasting a high resolution screen, long battery life and fast page-turn performance, a new e-reader called the iriver Story HD is set to hit Target stores this weekend.

Boasting a high resolution screen, long battery life and fast page-turn performance, a new e-reader called the iriver Story HD is set to hit Target stores this weekend. The product is a big deal because it integrates with Google eBooks and Target will be the exclusive retailer of the device, at least for a while as exclusives on hot new electronics items tend to be fleeting.

June 30, 2011

Barnes & Noble is promoting the Nook by inviting customers to come into its stores to compare their e-readers with company's own version.

NEW YORK — Barnes & Noble is promoting the Nook by inviting customers to come into its stores to compare their e-readers with company's own version. Beginning July 1, customers can purchase a Nook, starting at $139, and receive an instant Nook Book collection -- 30 free digital titles valued at $315. 

May 2, 2011

This Mother’s Day is shaping up to be a battle between Amazon’s Kindle and Barnes & Noble’s Nook, with the popular e-readers featured on the cover of circulars from Target and Walmart that dropped this past weekend.

This Mother’s Day is shaping up to be a battle between Amazon’s Kindle and Barnes & Noble’s Nook, with the popular e-readers featured on the cover of circulars from Target and Walmart that dropped this past weekend.

October 27, 2010

Barnes & Noble announced a strategic partnership with Books-A-Million, to bring its NOOK e-readers to Books-A-Million’s 229 stores as the company’s exclusive e-reading devices. The announcement marks the first partnership of its kind between two major bookselling retailers in the United States, Barnes & Noble reported.

NEW YORK - Barnes & Noble announced a strategic partnership with Books-A-Million, to bring its NOOK e-readers to Books-A-Million’s 229 stores as the company’s exclusive e-reading devices. The announcement marks the first partnership of its kind between two major bookselling retailers in the United States, Barnes & Noble reported.

September 29, 2010

ANN ARBOR, Mich. - Borders Group announced it will open 25 seasonal Borders Express stores nationwide to serve customers during the holiday season. The stores are expected to officially open Oct. 25 and will operate through Jan. 31.

ANN ARBOR, Mich. - Borders Group announced it will open 25 seasonal Borders Express stores nationwide to serve customers during the holiday season. The stores are expected to officially open Oct. 25 and will operate through Jan. 31.

Averaging about 2,500 sq. ft., each store will carry top titles and big new releases, Halloween  and holiday-themed items, a selection of kids books, plush and toys as well as an assortment of e-readers and related accessories, the company reported.  

September 27, 2010

Borders Group announced it will open 25 seasonal Borders Express stores nationwide to serve customers...