B&N sees digital future

William Lynch is set to guide the retailer into a the digital. He’s just been named the new CEO of Barnes and Noble.

I don’t have a problem with ebooks. I love my Kindle for travel, but I also love books. I expect both will be with us in the future, but traditional publishing is going to have to adapt. That most likely means printing books as they are ordered, perhaps on site as Harvard’s doing.  As mentioned before, The Northshire Bookstore in Vermont has had success with print on demand, too.

the e-reader

From old to new…

First pictures of Barnes and Noble’s new e-readerBNereader

What’s that, Kindle? You hear footsteps? The light at the top is a nice touch. I like my Kindle, but I’ll go have a look when the e-reader arrives in stores. It debuts October 20 in New York.

National Book Award finalists have been announced. Which fiction finalist do you favor? Haven’t read them (yet), so no comment. I do have a couple of them on my Kindle, but first I need to finish my own novel. Back to work.