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Departure of Barnes & Noble chief may put focus on retail

The growing preference among readers for e-books has been painful for Barnes & Noble, where sales have fallen. Photo: AFP

The sudden resignation of Barnes & Noble’s chief executive could indicate the struggling bookseller is closer to breaking up and returning to basics: bookstores.

Wednesday, 10 July, 2013, 11:20am

Barnes & Noble retreats from tablet wars as Nook sales plummet

Barnes & Noble has reported dismal results, led by a 34 per cent drop in sales of Nook devices and e-books business. Photo: Reuters

Barnes & Noble will stop manufacturing its own Nook tablets, marking the end of its expensive attempt to compete alone with deep-pocketed rivals, Apple and Google in the tablet wars.

26 Jun 2013 - 10:50am

Amazon adds virtual cash to boost app sales

Amazon’s virtual cash will buy apps, not packs. Photo: Reuters

Amazon, the world's largest online retailer, plans to introduce virtual currency that can be used for purchases on the Kindle Fire tablet to entice more developers to create programs for the device.

7 Feb 2013 - 4:17am

Amazon turns up China press with Kindle

Amazon Chief Executive Officer Jeff Bezos demonstrates the Kindle Paperwhite during Amazon's Kindle Fire event in Santa Monica, California in this September 6, 2012 file picture. Photo: Reuters

Amazon's opening of a Kindle store is likely to presage the launch of its Kindle tablet PCs in China early next year, putting new pressure on Dangdang, Jingdong Mall and Alibaba.

14 Dec 2012 - 12:19pm 3 comments

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 Long Run

The Long Run by Mishka Shubaly Kindle Edition (e-book)

11 Dec 2011 - 12:00am


Marketed as the iPod for books,'s Kindle is looking to change the way we read books and other print publications.

The sleek new gadget is an electronic book reader equipped with wireless connectivity for access to books, magazines and blogs.

9 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Word on the street

Jeff Bezos, founder and chief executive of internet retail giant, has plenty of reasons to smile. After more than three years of planning, research and development, Amazon recently performed a worthy impression of hype impresario Apple, maker of the iPod, by positioning its new Kindle e-book reader as this holiday season's must-have gadget.

2 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Staying in love

A sweet way to celebrate romance and passion is at one of the local hotels, of which many offer special room deals for Valentine's Day. What better way to show your significant other he or she is in your thoughts than with an intimate and pampered get-away - indulge with room service, downy duvets, king-sized beds and spectacular views.

9 Feb 2003 - 12:00am