BARNES AND NOBLES’ SCORCHED EARTH POLICE

When it was announced that Amazon would be releasing their new line of Kindle products, the Internet was abuzz. Shortly after, DC Comics announced that they were going to release their top 100 Graphic Novels on the Kindle Fire exclusively. The iPad and the Nook Color would be SOL.

Today, it was reported that, in retaliation, the CEO of Barnes and Noble was pulling the top 100 DC Comics from the Barnes and Noble shelves. To give you an idea, this includes such titles as Watchmen, Identity Crisis, Green Lantern: Blackest Night, Batman: Year One, V for Vendetta, and many other titles. Not only are they being pulled from the shelves, but when a customer orders them from the store, s/he must have them shipped to his/her home. You cannot pick them up in the store. It is a total scorched earth policy.

This might seem unrealistic, but I feel that what B&N did was logical. It is a drastic step, and sometimes, drastic is the only answer that works. It may take a while, but I firmly believe that DC Comics will come around, or perhaps their competitor Marvel will give their major Graphic Novels to B&N and Apple, leaving out Amazon.

Only time will tell.

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About MacJew

I am Husband to a beautiful woman, Father to two dogs and two cats. I am dovoutly Jewish. I love to read and write. I am trying to expand my horizons on film beyond the typical Hollywood garbage, so I have been watching foreign films lately. My plans for this blog are to talk about various things that are of interest to me, including Judaism, history, movies, books, et cetera. Anything that comes to mind, really.
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One Response to BARNES AND NOBLES’ SCORCHED EARTH POLICE

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