Even before Amazon Kindle became the juggernaut it still is, I was concerned about the longevity and support by B&N for Nook devices. They have not been discontinued and B&N now has a new owner. Whether this sale is a predicate toward exiting the business is unknown.
Barnes and Noble might have a new six inch e-reader waiting in the wings, since they seem to be getting rid of all of their current stock of the Nook Glowlight 3 and their accessories. The Nook was recently discounted by 20% and is available for $95. The entire line of Nook Glowlight 3 cases have been slashed by 65% and you can pick one up for a paltry $9.99, whereas the normal price ranges from $19.99 to $26.99.
The Nook Glowlight 3 came out in 2017 and the Nook Glowlight Plus 7.8 came out a few months ago. This is the first time ever that B&N has two different e-readers they are selling at the same time. They can both be purchased online and in over 650 retail stores in the United States.
It remains to be seen if Barnes and Noble plans on discontinuing the Nook Glowlight 3 completely, in addition to the all of their accessories. I think it is likely we might see a new six inch e-reader sometime in the next month or two.
Michael Kozlowski is the Editor in Chief of Good e-Reader. He has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past ten years. His articles have been picked up by major and local news sources and websites such as the CBC, CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and the New York Times.