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Old 01-03-2013, 03:32 PM   #19
fjtorres
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Originally Posted by Top100EbooksRank View Post
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
And, worse, they weren't selling all that well *last* year.
I saw reports that had Amazon sell more FIREs at *launch* last year than B&N had sold tablets up to that point.
Since then the indicating are that Kindle tablets have outsold Nook tablets at a 5-to-1 ratio. Which is worse than the ratio of ebook sales, where Kindle outsells Nook in the US by about 2.5 to 1.

Mind you, Kindle is doing reasonably well when compared to the non-Apple field but best estimates out there have Apple with 75-80% of the *installed base* in the US. With Kindle running at 7-8% of all tablets in use.

In this ocean, Apple is a shark, Amazon is a minnow, and B&N is barely plancton. They might just be out of their league, trying to play the tablet game.
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