The bookselling market continues its evolution on Internet time, shifting again with Barnes & Noble's announcement that it would spin off its online unit in an IPO, much to Wall Street's delight. Bertelsmann plans to enter the business as well, while Amazon.com has yet to turn a profit.
Bulls still like online booksellers
Wall Street applauds the news that Barnes and Noble plans to spin off its online unit, but the company's stock, along with Amazon.com's, is seeing a downside.
Study looks at Amazon's future
For music, the next front is Europe
Barnesandnoble.com to go public