CNNMoney is reporting Barnes & Noble’s exclusion of 100 DC Comics from their shelves. This comes after DC handed over exclusive digital rights for some of its comic books to Amazon. According to CNNMoney, “B&N fired back by yanking physical copies of those books off its store shelves.”
Barnes & Noble said this is common practice for any publisher that release digital versions of their books but withhold those e-books from B&N.
“Regardless of the publisher, we will not stock physical books in our stores if we are not offered the available digital format,” the company’s chief merchant, Jaime Carey, said in a written statement. “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.”
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