Thursday, February 02, 2012

B&N vs Amazon

As a follow up to this post, this article explains what B&N is doing in response to Amazon's business tactics (essentially refusing to carry any books published under Amazon's imprint). In a way it seems only fair; if Amazon is going to try to undermine brick and mortar book stores, doesn't it make sense that they fight back? What do you think?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The underlying sentiment is fine -- of course Amazon just bought up the entire 450 book children's list at Marshall Cavendish... Now those of us with books that were initially published and available to all might not see them sold at brick and mortar stores? Not so good for those books and certainly a deterrent to making any future submissions to Amazon affiliated publishing. How can a limited distribution like that possibly entice future submissions from credible authors and illustrators?

For further though: Why not the same back lash from independents when B&N starts publishing books as Sterling?