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The Shadow Industry

While traditional publishing counts for the bulk of all books that reach bookstores – brick-and-mortar or virtual – there is a significant shadow industry of self-publishing that accounts for, by some estimates, around $1 billion a year in sales.
That’s a long shadow.
But, as J.A. Konrath points out in his always-excellent and thought-provoking blog, A Newbie’s…

News Paper Shows Media Journalism Newspapers And Headlines

A New Site for News: A Good Thing

A new journalistic site, or organization, is about to launch, and that’s good news.
We don’t have enough independent voices in journalism. And different voices bring different opinions and the search for the truth (whatever the truth is, but that’s another story).
The journalist Glenn Greenwald, who broke the news about the NSA leaks and much more,…

Networking Systems Really DO Make a Difference

The old saying that we “treasure what we measure”— and vice versa — turns out to be highly relevant in networking.
I created a survey of 12,000 men and women for one of my most recent books. As my co-authors and I explored the extent to which survey respondents correlated success and networking, we discovered that…

Beware of Disappearing Blog Posts

Where did you go?
I’ve found myself wondering that when I’ve clicked on a link and found that an author has last posted during an earlier presidential administration. (Granted, this isn’t as disconcerting as getting a Facebook “birthdays this week” reminder for an acquaintance who’s passed away – which happened to me a few days ago…

Barnes & Noble Reports Fiscal 2012 Second Quarter Financial Results

Barnes & Noble Reports Fiscal 2012 Second Quarter Financial Results
EBITDA Increases 21% over the Prior Year
Comparable Store Sales Increase 10.9% over the Three Day Holiday Weekend
NOOK Tablet(TM) Becomes Fastest Selling NOOK(TM) Product
New York, NY (December 1, 2011) – Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS) today reported sales and earnings for its second quarter ended…

E-reading, Sharing, Conversing

The e-readers keep getting more competitive, and we’re getting more of them. And little by little, they’re growing moresophisticated, more in tune with rapid changes in how we access all sorts of information. And for a writer who wants to create and market his book online, the strength of e-readers is a great thing. And…

Corporate Controller Allen Lindstrom Appointed Interim Chief Financial Officer as Barnes & Noble Launches Search for New CFO

Barnes & Noble and Joseph Lombardi Agree to Transition Arrangement
New York, New York, October 21, 2011 – Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS), the world’s largest bookseller, today announced that Joseph Lombardi, Chief Financial Officer, has resigned from his current position, but will remain a non-officer employee until mid-2012 to assist in the transition as…

Barnes & Noble Expands NOOK Newsstand(TM) Offering with First-Ever Digital Edition of Real Simple, Available First on NOOK Color(TM)

November Digital Issue of Real Simple Magazine Offered Only on NOOK(R) Platform
New York, New York – October 11, 2011 – Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS), the world’s largest bookseller, announced the expansion of its robust NOOK Newsstand (www.NOOKnewsstand.com) offering with the addition of bestselling magazine Real Simple, available first on NOOK Color for…