Books-A-Million's revenue and income dropped a bit at the close of the first quarter ending 1 May 2010. I wonder if BAM is mulling over new biz know, like Barnes and Noble who entered the self-pub sector with Pubit? 

I look to see BAM jumping more heavily into the digital whirlpool and soon!

Publishers Weekly's senior editor, Jim Milliot, reported this:
Books-A-Million reported slight declines in sales and earnings for the first quarter ended May 1. Revenue fell 1%, to $117 million, and net income dropped to $2.0 million from $2.1 million; earnings in last year’s first quarter included a one-time gain of $470,000. Same store sales were down 3.6% which the retailer attributed to sluggish store traffic and continued difficult comparisons to last year’s first quarter that was driven by sales of Stephenie Meyer titles.
Book categories that performed well in the quarter included bargain books and children’s, while sales of adult fiction and cookbooks were also up, according to CEO Clyde Anderson.  Anderson said he was looking forward to the current quarter which features a number of strong titles including Laura Bush’s new book, Spoken from the Heart, which is off to a strong start. The chain will also continue to emphasize cost containment, Anderson said. Although Anderson said at the end of 2009 that BAM would introduce some digital initiatives in 2010, the first quarter conference call had no update on new developments.