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Following dismal Nook sales, Barnes and Noble is heaving its hardware side over to Samsung with a co-branded tablet/e-reader: the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Nook.
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Barnes & Noble CEO William Lynch resigned after the company reported disappointing fourth-quarter numbers. The bookstore chain also recently announced that it's seeking another company with which to produce the B&N Nook tablet devices.
Following a shaky fourth-quarter report, B&N announced that it would be partnering with another company to release its Nook tablet line, although the bookstore chain will continue to manufacture its e-readers.
An anonymous Microsoft source calls talk about Microsoft planning to buy the Nook Media branch of Barnes & Noble 'nothing more than a rumor.'
According to documents found by website TechCrunch, Microsoft is offering $1 billion to buy the digital assets of Nook Media.
Nook Press gives authors up to 65 percent of their revenue and allows them to sell their titles anywhere.