It seems that B&N have wisely shut down their e-book division. I don't think they could compete on price in the growing marketplace of barely-for-profit e-book sellers, such as http://www.fictionwise.com/ - I certainly have switched long ago, after buying 3 books at B&N and 1, I think, at Amazon. B&N kindly sent me a mail today asking me to download any books I might have bought before they shut down, so I did. That counts to their credit, I say. Good thing I found it before I deleted the spam today!