OverDrive a haven for book readers

OverDrive a haven for book readers

OverDrive Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 6 June 2017 OverDrive a haven for book readers For those who love to read, the OverDrive app might just be the greatest gift to readers of all tastes. And what’s better. It’s also keeping our libraries relevant and...
Don’t have time to read? Try Audible.

Don’t have time to read? Try Audible.

Don’t have time to read? Try Audible. Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 23 August 2016 You can still use Audible if you think reading is important I don’t mean for this to sound like an advertisement. But I’ll tell ya, this might sound pretty close. I...
The Barnes & Noble brand is being diluted

The Barnes & Noble brand is being diluted

The Barnes & Noble brand is being diluted Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 25 November 2014 Is it even a bookstore anymore? I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, the closing of America’s bookstores has saddened me. Just like streaming music has...
The in-store experience of Barnes & Noble

The in-store experience of Barnes & Noble

The brand of Barnes & Noble should reflect the experience   Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 17 November 2014 Belk Department Stores — Modern. Southern. Style. One of the more interesting survivors of the technology age is Barnes & Noble, which...
The in-store experience of Barnes & Noble

The in-store experience of Barnes & Noble

The Barnes and Noble brand must reflect the in-store experience Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 17 November 2014 The in-store experience of Barnes & Noble In store experience. One of the more interesting survivors of the technology age is Barnes &...
Connection Is The Key To Winning The eReader Battle

Connection Is The Key To Winning The eReader Battle

Connection Is The Key To Winning The eReader Battle What E-readers should do to win   A while ago I decided to join the 21st century and buy an electronic book reader. It felt like a simpler solution to carrying War and Peace, Moby Dick and Les Miserables on every...
No question, Barnes & Noble stock is in trouble

No question, Barnes & Noble stock is in trouble

No question, Barnes & Noble stock is in trouble Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 20 August 2013 And time is running out What is wrong with Barnes & Noble stock? If you ask investors, they would tell you the bookseller has lost its importance because...
Barnes & Noble revenue spells doom

Barnes & Noble revenue spells doom

Barnes & Noble revenue spells doom Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 27 June 2013 Even the Nook isn’t doing well There’s a touch of sadness with the realization that these are the final days of one of the great institutions in America, the...
The Nook ereader is dead

The Nook ereader is dead

The Nook ereader is dead Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 19 June 2013 Lowering prices is a desperate attempt to buy into the market There’s an old adage I hold like a keepsake: “Desperate people do desperate things.” This lesson can be applied to companies...
A split means more work for the Barnes & Noble brand

A split means more work for the Barnes & Noble brand

A split means more work for the Barnes & Noble brand Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 18 March 2013 Plus, I’m not even sure it’s a good idea Barnes & Noble Chairman Leonard Riggio is making a bid to separate the company’s retail and...
The Kindle Fire: Cost savings or weak brand?

The Kindle Fire: Cost savings or weak brand?

The Kindle Fire: Cost savings or weak brand? Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 18 March 2013 Reducing the price of Kindle Fire HD means sales are slipping Amazon released its Kindle Fire HD last November and this week it slashed the price by $30. That’s...