Barnes & Noble Said to Be Selling Its Publishing Wing

Barnes & Noble has owned a book publisher, Sterling Publishing, since 2003. Now the Wall Street Journal is reporting that B&N wants to sell Sterling, an interesting move as B&N competitor Amazon ramps up its own publishing business.

According to the WSJ, “Barnes & Noble is recasting itself as a technology company with emphasis on digital books and its Nook e-reading devices and Nook Tablet.” Barnes & Noble has had a self-publishing platform, PubIt!, since 2010.