Will the Nook Survive? Will Barnes & Noble Survive?

This article by Thad McIlroy presents the argument that making a financial guy without retail experience the CEO of Barnes and Noble is tantamount to placing a For Sale sign on all or part of the the company!

Another article, this one by Peter Smith at ITWorld, gives the grim facts that sales of Nook devices and Nook accessories is down drastically from the prior year. B&N blames the downturn on the fact that there were no new Nook devices for the holiday buying season; ignoring the fact that B&N decided not to release any devices. Mr. Smith wonders how long the Nook can survive.

Taken together these articles suggest that current Nook owners should be adding Kindle devices to their wish list for Christmas 2014.