Don't share with Barnes & Noble, and you'll face the book behemoth's wrath. One week after DC Comics handed over exclusive digital rights for some of its comic books to Amazon, B&N fired back by yanking physical copies of those books off its store shelves.
After the news of Borders Group's plan to close the chapter on all its locations, the bookselling industry needs a good story -- and here's one with a twist. Independent bookstores, the very group whose demise was predicted by the rise of the big chains, could fill some of the gap.
We are without doubt in the middle of the greatest explosion in creativity we humans have ever witnessed -- more music, more images, more news, more words. It's part of what killed Borders, the giant bookstore chain that just announced its liquidation. And it's why the thousands of people who are about to lose their jobs at Borders are more important than ever.
It doesn't take a financial analyst to sense when a retail chain is in trouble. You walk into a store, and it feels too big and bright, given the dearth of people in the aisles. Workers in polo shirts mill around aimlessly, waiting to pounce on the scant shoppers. You're only there because you couldn't wait for an online delivery and you don't live near a Wal-Mart or Costco.
The largest shareholder of bookstore chain Borders, investor William Ackman of Pershing Square Capital Management, is willing to shell out $900 million to takeover rival Barnes & Noble Inc., according to a regulatory filing.
Unemployment in every state spiked in December - for the first time ever - as companies shed hundreds of thousands of positions. If you're out of work, here are some tips on how to reinvent yourself for your next employer.
Borders Group is jumping back into online retailing with a web site designed to evoke the feeling of browsing at a neighborhood bookstore, down to the popular shelves of staff picks that are familiar to its customers nationwide
Despite the uncertainty over a holiday shopping season that threatens to squash retail profits in a melee of discounting, some executives and directors are finding bargains in their companies' beaten down stock.