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Barnes & Noble Won't Stop Making New Money-Losing Nooks

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A Barnes & Noble NookPhotograph by David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

Barnes & Noble is doubling down on its flailing e-book business—but also leaving open the option that it would part ways with the money-losing device at some point.

The bookseller said Wednesday that it’s currently losing less money on the Nook than in the past and now plans to release a new version of its Nook in fiscal 2015, which starts in May. But the company also said it is continuing to study the possibility of splitting Nook from Barnes & Noble’s retail division.