By Juli MonroeDigital Book World posted an excellent article today about the Barnes & Noble elephant in the room at DBW 2013.
The big takeaway from this article was this statistic:
Another good quote comes from Peter Hildick-Smith, CEO of Codex Group:
I completely agree. B&N and the publishers have a vested interest in keeping the company alive and healthy. Earlier this month, I wrote about this on our sister site, GadgeTell.“Physical retail works if you protect it … Movie producers do [protect movie theaters]. I would argue publishers are not doing enough to help bookstores.”
So …. why doing as much as they could? (Or, as Hildick-Smith suggested, as much as they should?)