The bookseller, which also saw fewer shoppers come in to its bookstores, has bet heavily on its Nook business, which includes e-readers and tablets as well as digital books, as a source of growth.
But the Nook segment saw revenue fall 12.6 percent from a year earlier during the nine weeks ended December 29 as it cut prices to compete with Amazon.com Inc's Kindle and Apple Inc's iPad.
not good news for B&N
tablets are replacing ereaders
tablets are having explosive growth year over year
but B&N Nook tablets and ereaders actually are selling less than last year