Barnes & Noble chief resigns after Nook sales slump

Customers check out the Nook tablet at a Barnes & Noble outlet. The tablet has failed to win market share from Amazon’s hugely successful Kindle. Photo: AP

Barnes & Noble chief executive William Lynch resigned on Monday, an acknowledgement that its digital division Nook has failed to compete successfully in the e-reader and tablet markets and possibly presaging a further shake-up in the company.

Tuesday, 9 July, 2013, 10:48am

Letters to the Editor, December 23, 2012

Officials use stuffed birds and animals to educate Guangzhou people about wildlife. Photo: Xinhua

Deng's aim to bring Taiwan back into fold

I refer to Rupert Li's letter ("HK can help mainland create a more enhanced rule of law system", December 16) commenting on Regina Ip Lau Suk-yee's column ("Hong Kong's place in a family of 1.3 billion", December 9).

23 Dec 2012 - 1:04am 1 comment

Letters to the Editor, December 15, 2012

Clockenflap festival at West Kowloon. Photo: Jonathan Wong

Where is the 'care' Cathay crew pledged?

Do Cathay Pacific flight attendants have a death wish for their company?

15 Dec 2012 - 3:30am 3 comments

Sell Your House in a Month!

Sell Your House in a Month! by Cassandra Rios Amazon Digital Services (e-book)

22 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

A Battle of words

It's a scene that has become typical in Hong Kong - commuters in a packed MTR carriage, office workers and students, their shoulders brushing each other, eyes glued to the screens of electronic devices.

18 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Face-reading machine tells you what to read

The distance between your facial features can betray your age, according to the creator of a kiosk at this year's Book Fair which is said to be able to make reading recommendations based on such information.

The booth goes a step further than one introduced at last year's fair, which offered recommendations based on answers to questions keyed in by users.

11 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

We Love the 70s

We Love the 70s by Julie Taylor Amazon Digital Services (e-book)

20 May 2012 - 12:00am

Goodnight Dear

Goodnight Dear by Darren Humphries Amazon Digital Services (e-book)

6 May 2012 - 12:00am

A love affair rekindled

The story of the e-book reader wasn't meant to be like this. Cheap, simple, easy to read in natural light and with a long battery life, the Kindle and its ilk were meant to be to shelves heaving with books what the iPod was to stacks of CDs and LPs. What could go wrong?

4 May 2012 - 12:00am

The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry

The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce Doubleday(e-book)

8 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

The Man Who Quit Money

The Man Who Quit Money by Mark Sundeen Riverhead Books (e-book)

8 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Full Service

Full Service by Scotty Bowers Grove Press (e-book)

4 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Catch Me

Catch Me by Lisa Gardner Headline Digital (e-book)

26 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

This Beautiful Life

This Beautiful Life by Helen Schulman Grove Atlantic (e-book)

22 Jan 2012 - 12:00am


Maine by J. Courtney Sullivan Grove Atlantic (e-book)

1 Jan 2012 - 12:00am