8 Replies Latest reply on Jan 8, 2012 9:28 PM by darkquota
      • Re: BN CEO William Lynch CNBC Interview

        Yes it is a really good interview.  I agree with the direction B&N is taking the company and how it see's their future  direction.  With that kind of commitment, the company should remain on the cutting edge of the publishing and book distribution market and go head to head with /amazon.  I'll bet the stock goes up in Monday's trading. 

        • Re: BN CEO William Lynch CNBC Interview
          Reassuring that they see the bricks and mortar store and the nook as having a symbiotic relationship... Common people, this is *obvious*... The NOOK will always be Barnes and Nobles e reader. It must be... One interesting thing I noted though is he did not say anything to preclude the Nook from also reaching other bricks and mortar stores as well. Well we know it *already* is sold at Books A Million... Just check their website... I wonder if allowing the Nook to expand to foreign booksellers as a means of expansion... He also did not deny anything regarding potential partnerships... Seemed to pause a moment when the interviewer dropped the name "google"... :smileytongue: I thought William Lynch did a pretty nice job with level headed rational responses to what was a pretty hard press of questions from CNBC...
            • Re: BN CEO William Lynch CNBC Interview
              SamSpade88

              It has been reported that the NT has been sold since the beginning of the holidays from:  Target, Radio Shack, OfficeMax, QVC, PC Richards, Fry's and hhgregg.

                • Re: BN CEO William Lynch CNBC Interview
                  moose_tracker

                  Don't forget Best buys was selling it to.

                  • Re: BN CEO William Lynch CNBC Interview
                    What I mean is... Other bricks and mortar *bookstores*... Books A Million (the second largest bookstore in America now that Borders is gone) is in direct competition with Barnes and Noble and yet sells the Nook, and has a digital book store online... I'm not sure how that works... But in my opinion, having the Nook be more broadly a bricks and mortar *bookstore* readers tablet could work well in the Nook's favor... This might not be a bad thing... As an example, Chapters/indigo is basically the BN of Canada... But they sell the Kobo, a somewhat inferior product to the nook... Kobo was bought by the largest Japanese bookseller... An independent Nook might now be able to compete with Kobo in international territories by partnering with international booksellers?
                      • Re: BN CEO William Lynch CNBC Interview
                        Books A Million's website... There are no Books A Million where I am, but in another thread on these forums, somebody mentioned walking into Books A Million and being surprised by all these nook displays etc. It's interesting that another major book seller is carrying the nook as well... How does that work? http://www.booksamillion.com/nook?&ad=NB292
                          • Re: BN CEO William Lynch CNBC Interview
                            Because its pretty clear that the Nook's success, aside from being a good product, has been its connection to the physical book stores... Being showcased front and center where all readers go to buy books is basically a major competitive edge, maybe it's something BN can do in other countries as well to compete with Amazon kindle internationally... Let foreign book sellers looking to go digital but not willing or unable to develop their own device carry the Nook in their stores abroad, and develop the local content for the nook with their domestic publishers and partners... Nook could offer the technology and hardware and software but have the local bookseller carry investments in actual digital content development for their own market...
                            • Re: BN CEO William Lynch CNBC Interview

                              robotecture wrote:
                              Books A Million's website... There are no Books A Million where I am, but in another thread on these forums, somebody mentioned walking into Books A Million and being surprised by all these nook displays etc. It's interesting that another major book seller is carrying the nook as well... How does that work? http://www.booksamillion.com/nook?&ad=NB292
                              I thought the same thing when I walked into Books a Million. There was a large area dedicated to Nook devices right in the center of the store. I know where to buy accessories now since there aren't any B & N stores close to where I live.