Sunday, August 2, 2009

Is B&N really trying to compete or is it all hooey?

With the largest on-line catalogue, Barnes and Noble seems to be trying to stretch their wings and really take on the massive force that is Amazon.

I think the competition will be good for the game, but there are a few aspects I remain suspicious of. Now it is a matter of wait and see - but compared to Amazon and their cornering of the market with Kindle, Barnes and Noble is putting on a good show.

With rumors flying that B&N is going to close the popular but struggling Fictionwise, which nobody knows for sure but seems to be gathering legs, we all have to wonder; can B&N do all they say they can?

In my opinion, any company with the bollocks to take on the all mighty Amazon - more power to you.




Sandy said...

Wow! That video was certainly interesting. I hope they can do it. Amazon definitely needs more competition.

Great post, T.J.

Annie Nicholas said...

I was so excited when I heard B&N were going eletronic as well. It felt like a leg up for the epub writers.

I also wanted you all to know that we've passed on the "One Lovely Blog" award to Royal Blush Authors.

Have a wonderful week, everyone! Details at our blog.

Linda Mooney said...

It's a shame, tho, that they feel they need to shut down Fictionwise first. :(