Publisher’s Weekly is carrying an interesting article about the decision by Barnes & Noble not to carry what it calls, “Amazon published books.” Books A Million has apparently joined the B&N boycott, saying it won’t sell Amazon-published books either.
The article’s author also reports (anecdotally) that independent booksellers are joining the list of bookstores that won’t carry books published by Amazon.
Not a new battle but once again, a battle in which authors and readers lose while the behemoths of the book world do battle in the center ring of the publishing circus.
The comments below the article are interesting and enlightening. I would love to know what you think, too.