BAM Espresso Pilot A Success, So Far – Books-A-Million has been conducting a 90-day experiment with the Espresso Ebook Machine, a print-on-demand technology installed in stores in Maine (one of its top-earning stores) and Alabama (its flagship location). The company claims that use is still on the increase, and according ... more >
Barnes & Noble Announces Black Friday Megadeals on Hottest Holiday Gifts Including Top-Rated NOOK Simple Touch® at Lowest Price Ever of Only $39 – The NOOK Simple Touch will be on sale for only $39, and prices on the NOOK Tablet HD will start at $79. Barnes & Noble promises ... more >
News At West Coast Meeting, Digital Public Library of America Begins to Take Shape – “The [DPLA] steering committee is charting a path that would deliver something more like a distributed network of digital library collections, rather than a single centralized repository. DPLA would start by aggregating descriptive metadata about ... more >
Sony has been promoting its iPhone App for some time but it has never made it to the app store. The New York Times now reports on why. Apple told Sony that it cannot sell content within its apps or allow customers to access content purchased outside the Apple App ... more >
Borders, Barnes and Noble, and Books a Million (BAMM) all experienced profitable quarters due to the scads of people buying Harry Potter books. Borders Sales in the quarter ending in August 2007 rose 10.4%. Excluding the sales of Harry Potter, the same store sales for Borders showed only a 0.4% ... more >
Publisher’s Lunch reported today that Barnes & Noble and Books-a-Million had disappointing sales this holiday season with comparable sales down 0.1 percent for BN and 2.1 percent for BAM. BAM blamed the lack of a strong media tie in. Via Publisher’s Lunch.