BTW am I only one does have Amazon kook or Barnes Noble digisal reader
I prefer old fashioned book
there not kneeded cause a lod of peopel can reed todey onywey.
189 fewer places to buy overpriced coffee and argue with Liberals...
Their basic problem is that they rent huge, expensive stores, then increase the prices of merchandise 40% or more of what it costs at Amazon. This is less about a changing market and more about bad business practices.
Their best bet would be to open their own publisher, then make exclusive deals with writers and editors, books only they sell in smaller stores that they own now. There are a huge number of writers out there who cannot now get published.
A big problem is that of having enough people to read manuscripts, and that should be part of the publishing agreement, that once an author is published, he has to electronically edit three other manuscripts by other authors before he can publish again. To avoid theft, when a writer submits a manuscript, it is kept on file for when next the editor publishes, to detect any plagiarism.
This is bad news. If the Barnes and Noble stores near me close, the nearest store where I can buy new books will be more than 30 miles away—and I live in a large metropolitan area.
I much prefer reading real books to reading screens, which hurt my eyes after a while.
Overy optimistic on BN’s part. I call 100% of BN stores to close in 5 years. It’s a dead business model like record stores. Amazon has superior prices, quick delivery and access to out-of-print books (via marketplace) that you’d spend a lifetime searching for in brick and mortar locations.
I just bought a rare title that retails for $100 elsewhere for just $15 on Amazon marketplace.
I keep buying at my local B&N store to help keep it open but I know it’s a losing cause. When it opened it seemed too good to be true. And now it is.
Meh, no tears here...
Though not the place’s fault, I happened to be in a B&N a few weeks before the 2008 election in Hampton, VA and was there long enough to witness the “fueling” with coffee and pastries of a group of Acorn workers, proudly displaying their credentials for all to see, getting ready to hit the streets.
Glared at them as they all made their way out the door...
It’s a commie store so who cares? Everytime I go into ours the Beck books are behind the Lib books. The people that work there are all left wing nut jobs. Let ‘em close.
I remember from 2 or 3 years back that Barnes and Noble was investing in “ON-Demand” book printing. They were going to maintain a massive digital library of books and whenever someone wanted a hard copy, they would just use their print and bind machine to make a single copy. A typical 300 or 400 page book would take about 5 minutes to be printed and bound and would sell for about $15.
What happened to this technology?
It seemed great.
Barnes and Noble are going to close a third of their stores? I hope the other 50% will be OK.
$9.70 plus tax plus my gasoline plus my time so I can wait in line to have a fat, surly, underemployed Obama voting lib put it in a bag for me?
I walked out, and ordered the book from Amazon.
I'm amazed that they only expect one third of the brick and mortar stores to close.
A lot of unemployed liberals. Sniff.
I can see people trying to absorb the Bible on an electronic reader Kindle or otherwise. It won’t happen, not in depth. Plus you cannot annotate pages. Reading words on paper is much better than any electronic screen. Too bad the younger generations will not know the difference
They will keep the ones open next to the record shops.