Why Barnes & Noble Will Never Be Great Again

Barnes & Noble garnered a lot of investor enthusiasm over the past year as the company looked as if it may rebound on the back of its Nook division, coupled with a timely investment from Microsoft. But fast-forward a year later, and this knife has continued to fall. Neither Microsoft nor Barnes & Noble's tablet hopes have paid off, leaving B&N investors out in the cold.

The ultimate lesson here is that turnarounds are always more difficult than they appear on the surface, and if you're investing in one today, make sure you're conscious of all the pitfalls they can entail. The Fool's Jeremy Phillips and Austin Smith have more in the following video.

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