Oh my oh my! Barnes and Nobles is on a rocky road. And my sales show it.
But, I am not giving up on one of the remaining large book retailers. I really want them to get their A-Game on since they are anticipating layoffs and the ebook sales I have with them have dropped a bit. Okay, enough for me to take notice.
As an Author ... SOME WAYS they can GET BACK in the GAME
Keep building better and better eReaders? Maybe, but with the changing of technology, maybe going trying to think forward thinking will help them.
Now it seems the wave of the future may be to go MOBILE with apps. And improvements with apps that let you read and purchase in one fine swoop.
With this shaky economy and the EVER changing book market, improving technology is the way to go.
I really hope B&N survives their current dive and re-surface the waters of book sales to really make others take notice. I would love to keep them around a lot longer.
As a READER...
I love my nook! As a reader I enjoy the apps I have on my phone for nook better and will probably keep being a prime supporter of them. In addition, I also do download books for my kindle app. I get frustrated with kindle since it doesn't update my ebooks on ALL my devices which nook does.
However, I have noticed that BOOKS A MILLION is on the rise in my area so ... stay tuned.