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    If you're wondering where Amazon publishing will sell their books...

    [http://www.washingtonpost.com/busine...OuQ_story.html

    I guess we can look for a new chain down the road? Now they'll have to pay taxes, though. How ever will they handle that?



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    Interesting. They could sub-lease space from Barnes & Noble.

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    Or take over the Borders stores.

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    Yes, they can take over Borders and sub-lease space from B/N for their literary agents, which are next, I'm sure. lol.

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    I don't see much evidence in the reports on this Amazon store that indicates they will be selling many books in this store. I highly doubt they'd expand their offerings beyond what Borders would have had in there.

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    They'll sell their own books. My guess is that eventually that will be a lot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by L C View Post
    They'll sell their own books. My guess is that eventually that will be a lot.
    They haven't emphasized selling books in this store, no. And just how much shelf space do you think they'll have for books there--and how much of that will go to anyone but the same known authors who are shelved in existing mortar and bricks bookstores? I don't see this as meaning anything to any authors except the same ones going in other on-the-ground bookstores. Can you cite sources that indicate offerings of books in greater depth there?
    Last edited by Gary Kessler; 02-21-2012 at 07:31 PM.

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    "Can you cite sources that indicate offerings of books in greater depth there?"

    No, of course not, their new venture has hardly even been covered. But why wouldn't they? They've got their fingers deep in so many pies, things I wouldn't have anticipated even just a few years ago. drugstore.com, beauty.com, they're even in the haute couture arena now, with MyHabit. From the linked article it appears they're just opening one store to see how it goes. If it goes well, why wouldn't they open more, with more books?

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    Quote Originally Posted by L C View Post
    "No, of course not, their new venture has hardly even been covered. But why wouldn't they?
    For the same reason these books aren't in the bookstores now. There are a gazillion too many of them to physically shelf in a bookstore--and to decide which ones to shelf and which ones not to--and most of them haven't been through a rigorous publishing process and are by total unknowns. You're not going to find an Amazon store going deeper into books than B&N does now--not as far, actually. B&N concentrates on books. Amazon doesn't do that anymore. It has other wares to push.

    Trust me, they are opening the store to push Kindles and other equipment, not books. And we'll just have to see about that when the test store opens.

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    I didn't mean Amazon would sell printed versions of its CreateSpace stuff. I meant it would sell stuff from its own bona fide publishing house, which it has already set up. Do you not see it getting bigger in the commecial publishing field?

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