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Barnes & Noble appoints Nook Media COO, content/marketing chief
- Mahese Veerina, who until last year was the head of Motorola Mobility's software/cloud services ops, has been named COO of Nook Media (BKS), effective Oct. 7. In addition, Doug Carlson, most recently chairman of digital magazine publishing platform Zinio, has been named Nook Media's digital content/marketing chief. (PR)
- The appointments come less than 3 months after B&N CEO William Lynch resigned, and CFO Michael Huseby was named head of Nook Media.
- B&N's Nook segment, hurt by tough tablet/e-book competition and a declining e-reader market, posted July quarter sales of $153M (-20% Y/Y) to go with a $55M EBITDA loss.