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Sales of the Nook e-reader slow

NEW YORK — Books may have a longer shelf life than expected. Barnes & Noble posted a third-quarter loss, partly because demand for its e-books and Nook e-book readers has plummeted.

The company said sales of digital media — including books, newspapers, magazines, and apps — rose just 7 percent. Sales rose 38 percent in the second quarter and 46 percent in the first quarter.

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