Barnes & Noble (BKS) will no longer sell in its stores any books published by Amazon (AMZN),...


Barnes & Noble (BKS) will no longer sell in its stores any books published by Amazon (AMZN), saying the company had "undermined the industry" by trying to sign exclusive agreements with publishers, agents and authors. The move could hurt AMZN's efforts to sign authors who expect their books to be sold in BKS's 700-plus U.S. stores.
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  • jtmonrow
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    I think that the last sentence is sheer [and likely incorrect] speculation, the "move" could be improper restraint of trade and, in the end, won't matter; fly on the rear of the elephant and all. Interesting to know, however, about how many bricks-and-mortar places B&N's got hung 'round its neck.
    1 Feb 2012, 08:55 AM Reply Like
  • jtmonrow
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    Plus, am I missing something here? B&N is acting like a little kid. Isn't refusing to sell books published by Amazon also foregoing sales? If someone wants a particular book issued by Amazon and it's not at B&N . . . then they go to Amazon, right? B&N has driven them to Amazon. Then they get the book from Amazon and maybe they go: "hey, that was really quick and easy and I didn't have to look for a place to park . . ." And now B&N has lost a sale AND a customer! These guys are definitely out.
    1 Feb 2012, 12:22 PM Reply Like
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