Hi Bryan Here….
DC Comics plans to release over 100 of its comics and graphic novels digitally on the new Amazon Kindle exclusively. Meaning, the only place you can download DC comics will be the Amazon Kindle. Barnes and Noble phoned DC Comics and asked to make a deal for their own version of the kindle which is the Nook. Well, DC Comics was not interested in that whatsoever. So executives at Barnes and Noble have put out the word to every one of their stores to pull every DC Comic brand comic and graphic novel from their shelves.
You heard that correct. Barnes and Noble will be no longer selling DC Comics or graphic novels at their physical locations. You can order them online, but employees are instructed to not sell them whatsoever in store. Talk about some next level shit right? Among the titles are: Watchmen, The Dark Knight Returns, Sandman, Fables, Blackest Night, All Star Superman, Y The Last Man, and V For Vendetta. Some staff at Barnes and Noble say this is a bit much as it only prevents the only surviving mass market book store from selling these books.
One of our writers for the site works at B&N and I’m curious to find out his opinion. I will update as soon as I hear something. Personally, I think it is a dick move on DC’s part.
Via Bleeding Cool.
6 thoughts on “Barnes and Noble Pulls Over 100 Titles From All Of Its Stores!!!”
Wonderful! The movie and record companies are bitching that Apple has become almost the only game in town as THE major outlet for digitally-delivered music and video, and now the publishing industry is well on the way to making Amazon a near-monopoly for readers.
I give it five years before they realize they’ve handed over their rice bowls to Jeff Bezos and start bitching about that horse that’s run off down the road and could somebody PLEASE lock the barn!
I just don’t understand why DC wouldn’t want it to be released everywhere.
B&N have shot themselves in the foot on this one. DC comic buyers will still go out and get the comics. They just won’t be going to B&N for them.
I can see B&N’s frustration. Amazon has the kindle and B&N has the Nook. B&N tried to get a deal made but DC said no. I do think it’s a little over the top reaction, but DC should should have allowed it. Plus am I the only one here, but I get my comics in physical form.
There are also issues with the way B&N’s online bookstore treats purchased content if certain changes are made to the customer’s online account. Because of that, I can understand why DC decided to go with a company that is a bit more open to the idea of someone keeping the content they’ve purchased.
I seem to remember Amazon removing digital copies of Orwell’s 1984 from their customers’ Kindles a while back, snarkygurl. Is this the company that you’re referring to? And would you care to provide specifics of how B&N took away purchased content from you?