E-bleeder: is Nook on its deathbed?


The ending has yet to be written for Barnes & Noble’s Nook story, which began with the surprise debut of the original Nook e-reader back in late 2009. But recent plot twists don’t appear to bode well for the subsidiary known as “Nook Media,” which contains the company’s e-reader, tablet, and digital content businesses, and which two other companies — Microsoft and publisher Pearson — have bought into.

Over the past few weeks, Barnes & Noble has announced fire sale after fire sale for Nook products: Buy a Nook HD+ tablet and get a Nook Simple Touch free! Download the Nook app for Windows 8 and get free bestselling digital book and magazine titles! The latest deal, which was just announced last week, targets teachers as part of Barnes…

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