Friday, October 7, 2011

I thought the point was to make money?

Barnes & Noble bookstores will no longer carry 100 of the best selling DC graphic novels on their shelves because of DC's exclusive deal with Amazon to release digital trades for the Kindle Fire.
With Border's dead and gone so that Barnes & Noble stores have no other major bookstore competition out there in the brick and mortar arena, and the fact that all of the buzz around "The New Rejiggered 52" has brought in new readers curious about the stories that came before; why would you shoot yourself in the foot by not offering these already in-demand items in your stores? Because Barnes & Noble is stupid, childish and still trying to beat the Amazon Kindle in the e-Reader market which isn't going to stay around with multipurpose tablets becoming the standard (i.e. iPad2 and Droid based devices).
I say if Barnes & Noble doesn't want that money then everyone looking to get their graphic novel fix check out your local comic book store where they will most likely have the DC trade paperback you are looking for in stock (there are numerous comic book shop locators online). If not they can special order it for you as long as the title is not "Out Of Print". And best of all in most cases they will have a knowledgeable staff to help you out. Most of you already know that this is the case at Comics Conspiracy.

Bleeding Cool Article: Barnes & Noble Pulls Watchmen, Sandman And 100 DC Graphic Novels From Their Shelves Over Amazon Kindle Fire Deal

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