Posts Tagged ‘Nook’

Writers. Read…

Tuesday, July 1st, 2014

“Change is inevitable. Progress is optional.” ~ Toni Robbins.

kicking cans

Should Barnes & Noble and punt their forever-failing self-publishing selves?

Read more HERE.

No, really, if you’re a writer, publisher, agent, editor, READ.

Barnes & Noble breaking from Nook…

Thursday, June 26th, 2014

Barnes and & Noble spinning the Nook to its own business unit that will be separately traded going forward, and possibly sold to a private investor as soon as 2015?


Not unexpected, but still very sad.

Publishing is forever changing, and what works today might be the worst possible solution to tomorrow’s problem. We all know that.

But when a book selling giant like B&N (or Borders or Waldenbooks or, say, Harlequin or Penguin or…) can’t make the business work, no matter how hard they try (or stumble around, as the case has been much of the last five years of lightening-fast shifts in the book industry’s retail playing field), it’s time for writers to pause, take stock of their personal business models, and update every last thing we can to be forward-facing, rather than excessively reactive and behind the curve.