Barnes & Noble is keeping its Nook digital business after all. The bookseller had planned to combine Nook and its college bookstores, separate from its retail operations.
Barnes & Noble says it wants to split its retail bookstores and Nook media business into two separate public companies as it looks to boost shareholder value.
Barnes & Noble Inc. is releasing a new Nook e-book reader for the holidays, while it evaluates the future of tablet computers.
Pew Internet Research Center survey released Thursday found that the percentage of Americans aged 16 and older who read an e-book grew from 16 percent in 2011 to 23 percent this year.
Sales of dedicated e-reading devices like the Kindle are in an “alarmingly precipitous decline” this year after five years of rapid growth, a research firm said.