B&N refusing to stock any books published by Amazon
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The New York Times is reporting the above. What do you think, ladies? Will this dissuade you from using CreateSpace to publish?

I've been watching this battle for a while, wondering how B&N was going to respond to the newer industry big'un. Fold or go  head to head? Who is the Romney character in the passion play, and who the Gingrich?

B&N has over 700 stores across the nation. Their absence will surely put a ding in Amazon's bottom line - something to consider, as Amazon just posted something like 50% downturn in sales. (I'm remembering off the top of my head - I could be wrong about the number.)

You can bet your patootie that INDEPENDANT bookstores aren't going to step up to fill the retailer void left by B&N.


PS.: NYT article here:


  • Hi. I am new to this group and I see that there wasn't much response to this question--but it's a question I am dealing with so I hope others will still weigh in with their experiences. I am getting ready to self-pub (eBook, POD) a novel this fall and it seems clear to me that I will use both Smashwords and Lightning Source (or a similar company) to touch all possible outlets. Any thoughts? Thanks.

  • Yes, I chose not to go with Amazon, CreateSpace, for that very reason, which threw a wrench into my whole self-publishing time schedule.  I had to start from scratch again and I've switched to a smaller company, who is selective.  Wanted book release date to fall on July 4th, but I'm not sure I can get everything done in time.  Will keep you posted.


    Today, I posted, PTSD . . . Can One Woman and Her Book Make a Difference? on My Uncharted Journey into Publishing My First Book, my memoir.  The answer lies within.

     Nancy MacMillan @ http://blogofavetswife.blogspot.com/

    No time lately to read your awesome blogs, self-publishing inhales any free time, less than 4 months and counting.