6 Replies Latest reply on Jan 31, 2012 1:56 PM by daenas
      • Re: The Bookstore’s Last Stand
        whiteginger

        Bravo, Mr. Lynch!  Although I haven't bought a DTB since receiving my first NOOK in Aug. 2010, I still visit my local B&N at least once a month to browse, and that does influence my ebook purchases.  I do not want B&N brick and mortar stores to go away. The new NOOK sometime this spring and overseas NOOK sales sound exciting.  I'm supporting B&N and hoping for the best.

          • Re: The Bookstore’s Last Stand

            "At its labs in Silicon Valley last week, engineers were putting final touches on their fifth e-reading device, a product that executives said would be released sometime this spring. (A Barnes & Noble spokeswoman declined to elaborate.)"

             

            Larger device? Fascinating...

          • Re: The Bookstore’s Last Stand

            What Barnes & Noble should do is sell print versions of books, but the book would also come with an e-book version available for download, much the way some Movie DVDs off digital versions for your Ipod along with the regular DVD. A combination sale like this would keep the stores open and give people access to both the printed & the digital version of a book.

              • Re: The Bookstore’s Last Stand
                MatthewH
                Most hardbacks from Baen -- SF publisher -- come with a CD bound inside the back cover. Usually the CD will have previous books by that author, background material, etc.
                • Re: The Bookstore’s Last Stand
                  TaustinOC

                  Painterroy wrote:

                  What Barnes & Noble should do is sell print versions of books, but the book would also come with an e-book version available for download, much the way some Movie DVDs off digital versions for your Ipod along with the regular DVD. A combination sale like this would keep the stores open and give people access to both the printed & the digital version of a book.



                  Baen often included a CD in their hardcovers, which generally includes the hardcover itself (along with a bunch of other books).

                • Re: The Bookstore’s Last Stand
                  daenas

                  Well here's a silly idea, after reading the OP link above, what about BN listening to their customers and fixing things that are wrong w/ either the NC or NT first before making yet another Nook product?