The Nook will continue, as Barnes & Noble will manufacture the "black and white" Nooks for serious readers, but stop manufacturing the color Nook.
In 2012, Microsoft accumulated 17.6 percentt ownership in Nook Media, while the British publisher Pearson Plc took 5 percent. Barnes & Noble owns 77.4 percent.
Does it make sense to have so many brands of readers or tablets? I expect a universal tool that will do it all. Perhaps the publishers should plug into that model.