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Barnes & Noble Stores Will Not Stock Books Published By Amazon

Barnes & Noble has decided not to stock books published by Amazon in their physical stores, keeping the new publisher out of the country’s largest network of brick and mortar bookstores.

Bloomberg Businessweek senior reporter Brad Stone called it “a declaration of war,” breaking the news with a statement from B&N’s chief merchandising officer, Jaime Carey. The bookseller will offer Amazon titles in their online store. Last week, Amazon revealed that Houghton Mifflin Harcourt will distribute print books from Amazon Publishing.

Check it out: “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 eBooks to our customers. Their actions have undermined the industry as a whole and have prevented millions of customers from having access to content. It’s clear to us that Amazon has proven they would not be a good publishing partner to Barnes & Noble as they continue to pull content off the market for their own self interest.” (Via Sarah Weinman)

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Dan Brown Breaks Sales Records at Barnes & Noble

bnlogo23.jpgLast night Barnes & Noble announced that Dan Brown had set bookselling records at the massive chain–breaking “all previous one day sales for adult fiction.”

In addition, the company noted that pre-orders for “The Lost Symbol” were higher than orders for any book in the bookseller’s history. The book is the top digital book on the site as well. And, if you are one of the few remaining readers who need to find out more about Brown’s five-million copy book blitz, GalleyCat has it covered.

Here’s more from Jaime Carey, Chief Merchandising Officer at Barnes & Noble: “It’s not every day you get to sell such a rich collection of new titles including such authors as: Dan Brown, Jon Krakauer (‘Where Men Win Glory: The Odyssey of Pat Tillman’), the late Senator Edward Kennedy (‘True Compass’), and Paul Harrington (‘The Secret to Teen Power’), and then round out the week with an Oprah Book Club selection to be announced on Friday.”