Reference Barnes & Noble. Reading Between the Latest Headlines

Bob Mayer

We’re reposting this because another article just came out on 22 December, regarding the same topic from Book Business:


The notes on the first posting of this blog were interesting– a lot of emotion about whether someone “liked” or “disliked” B&N. But that has nothing to do with business. A motto we’ve lived by at Cool Gus is: It’s not a good thing, or a bad thing, it’s a real thing.

What we mean by that is that in Bob’s 30 years in publishing, every single event had two sides to it; the key to success is to factor it into our business plan, regardless of how we feel about it. So:

Our take at Cool Gus: Barnes & Nobles current financial situation is something to be concerned about in publishing, even for those who earn the majority of their income from eBooks. This situation is not Indie VS…

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