Books-a-Million & Indigo Bookstores Will Not Stock Books Published by Amazon

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By Dianna Dilworth Comment

Amazon is embracing book publishing more and more these days, but they’ll have to be the ones to sell their books.

Books-a-Million and Indigo Books have joined Barnes & Noble in deciding not to stock books published by Amazon in their brick and mortar bookstores.

Indigo vice-president Janet Eger told The Globe and Mail: “In our view Amazon’s actions are not in the long-term interests of the reading public or the publishing and book retailing industry, globally. Indigo Founder and CEO Heather Reisman has congratulated Barnes & Noble for taking a leadership stance on the matter, and offers kudos.”

eBookNewser has more: “Last month, Barnes & Noble said that they would not carry Amazon’s books. Jaime Carey, the company’s chief merchandising officer, stated: ‘Our decision is based on Amazon’s continued push for exclusivity with publishers, agents and the authors they represent. These exclusives have prohibited us from offering certain e-books to our customers. Their actions have undermined the industry as a whole and have prevented millions of customers from having access to content.”

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