Monday, October 10, 2011

Barnes & Noble gives DC Comics the finger!

Well the digital world is heating up a bit.  Last week DC Comics made an announcement that they would be offering 100 new comics exclusively to the Kindle Fire.  Apparently that hit a nerve with the nation's largest bookseller, Barnes & Noble, because they've retaliated by yanking all DC Comics from their brick & mortar locations and now it's on like Donkey Kong!

According to a Barnes & Noble executive, "To sell and promote the physical book in our store showrooms and not have the e-book available for sale would undermine our promise to Barnes & Noble customers to make available any book, anywhere, anytime."  Customers won’t even be allowed to special order the comics unless they have them delivered to their own homes.


Honestly, B&N's position sounds reasonable but this still feels like watching a particularly vicious game of dodge ball at recess.  Who’ll chicken out first?  Who knows but the consumers are the ones inconvenienced in the meantime.

Stay Naughty,


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