How James Daunt, Barnes & Noble’s CEO, is Trying to Save Traditional Bookselling

How James Daunt, Barnes & Noble’s CEO, is Trying to Save Traditional Bookselling

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Last year, in August of 2019, James Daunt, Managing Director of Waterstones and owner of multiple independent bookstores across London, was named the new CEO of Barnes & Noble. image via the wall street journal The chain, while doing better off than other bookstore chains like Borders, which went bankrupt over a decade ago, is struggling to compete with bookselling giant Amazon. While Amazon accounts for almost 50% of book sales in America, Barnes & Noble’s only accounts for around 20% – a number that is that’s falling. James Daunt has made some changes to Barnes & Noble in the …

Barnes and Noble’s New CEO and New Direction

Barnes and Noble’s New CEO and New Direction

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Over the past decade, Barnes & Noble has suffered some pretty considerable losses. There have been 150 store closures, diminishing sales, and a one billion dollar loss on their Nook e-reader. Perhaps the most obvious reason for B&N’s crisis stems from the growing popularity of Amazon where readers can order books online cheaply with little to no struggle. It’s for this reason that Barnes & Noble’s new CEO, James Daunt, is rethinking the way that his bookstores operate. Daunt’s background lies in indie-publishing, and, as the founder of Daunt Books, he has always focused on providing customers with an earnest …

Barnes & Noble Launches New Monthly YA Book Club

Barnes & Noble Launches New Monthly YA Book Club

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Barnes & Noble is launching a new YA Book Club just in time for the summer to begin! Meetings will be held in-store the second Thursday of each month at nationwide locations. Expect hot deals, 50% off discounts on select YA releases, exciting giveaways, and exclusive bonus content! (Plus, there will be $2 teas at B&N cafés). These meetings will be open to all YA fans… and yes, that’s a description of the genre, NOT the required age range of the attendees.   Image Via Barnes & Noble   The first meeting will take place on June 13th at 7pm …