Barnes & Noble’s Nook Business Is Growing Like Crazy

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Barnes & Noble’s Nook business brought in $277 million in revenue last quarter, the company reported this morning.Barnes & Noble says that’s a 140% increase in revenue from its Nook business.

The number includes sales of Nook hardware — the original Nook, Nook Simple Touch, and Nook colour — plus content sales such as books, magazines, and apps.

Barnes & Noble upgraded the Nook colour this spring to a newer version of Android, effectively turning the device into a fully functional tablet.

The Nook colour now has access to Barnes & Noble’s own app store, which is separate from Google’s official Android Market. That likely contributed to the Nook’s overall revenue increase.

More on Nook:

  • Click here to read our review of the Nook Simple Touch >
  • Click here to read our review of the Nook colour >