At a Nook Developers Workshop in London today, Barnes & Noble (NYSE:BKS - News) said it won’t be opening stores outside the U.S., but did not offer further details about the Nook’s expansion abroad even as it courted European app developers.
Barnes & Noble is reportedly partnering with UK bookstore chain Waterstones to sell the Nook, though the company hasn’t confirmed it.
Apps are Barnes & Noble’s fastest-growing content area and the company wants more of them—hence the developers workshop taking place today as part of a Mobile Monday London panel. I am following the news from the workshop via Twitter. Attendees appear (understandably) frustrated by the fact that Barnes & Noble is not answering questions about international expansion even as the company invites them to create apps for the platform.March 19, 2012 March 19, 2012
We need to get some alcohol into these BN folks, this lack of information on UK availability is bullshit #momolo— Andrew Rhomberg (@arhomberg) March 19, 2012
Also of interest:
My god. UK Nook developers have to endure a short 5 minute interview with the US tax authorities to submit an app. #momolo— Tom Hume (@twhume) March 19, 2012
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