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1 posted on 01/28/2013 11:51:15 AM PST by jimbo123
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That sucks

BTW am I only one does have Amazon kook or Barnes Noble digisal reader

I prefer old fashioned book


2 posted on 01/28/2013 11:54:18 AM PST by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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there not kneeded cause a lod of peopel can reed todey onywey.


3 posted on 01/28/2013 11:54:54 AM PST by GrandJediMasterYoda (Someday our schools we will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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189 fewer places to buy overpriced coffee and argue with Liberals...


6 posted on 01/28/2013 12:04:16 PM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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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.


8 posted on 01/28/2013 12:17:55 PM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Best WoT news at rantburg.com)
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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.


14 posted on 01/28/2013 12:26:39 PM PST by Fiji Hill (Io Triumphe!)
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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.


15 posted on 01/28/2013 12:32:05 PM PST by sbMKE
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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.


17 posted on 01/28/2013 12:39:53 PM PST by firebrand
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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...


20 posted on 01/28/2013 12:43:20 PM PST by matginzac
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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.


23 posted on 01/28/2013 12:54:46 PM PST by albie
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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.


24 posted on 01/28/2013 1:02:20 PM PST by BuffaloJack (Children, pets, and slaves get taken care of. Free Men take care of themselves.)
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Barnes and Noble are going to close a third of their stores? I hope the other 50% will be OK.


27 posted on 01/28/2013 1:06:28 PM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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Aw, I guess Obamugabe will have to find another place to do a book signing.

28 posted on 01/28/2013 1:06:32 PM PST by SoFloFreeper
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I wanted to give John Mackey's (the vegetarian libertarian CEO of Whole Foods) new book to my daughter (vegetarian, but gainfully employed and paying taxes, so there is hope!) I stopped by B&N this weekend so I would be sure to have it when I saw her. B&N lists the book for $17.30 on their website. Fortunately, I asked the price before I handed over my credit card -- they were asking $27, full price for the book, in the store!

$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.

29 posted on 01/28/2013 1:18:41 PM PST by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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I buy most of my technical books as e-books in PDF or epub formats. My Android cell phone, Galaxy Tab 10.1 and Nexus 10 can share that library. I can have all my books with me at all times. My physical book case at my San Diego rental room is 7 feet tall with 6 shelves that are 4 feet wide. Totally full. I'm out of space. I have 10 more book cases similarly filled in the library at my home in Idaho. I love my physical books, but they really take some space.
31 posted on 01/28/2013 1:31:19 PM PST by Myrddin
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A lot of unemployed liberals. Sniff.


39 posted on 01/28/2013 2:11:54 PM PST by St_Thomas_Aquinas
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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


40 posted on 01/28/2013 2:15:55 PM PST by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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They will keep the ones open next to the record shops.


43 posted on 01/28/2013 3:32:24 PM PST by Mike Darancette (Soylent Green is Boomers)
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