As reported on Publisher Weekly, Books-a-Million announced today they won’t stock Amazon book titles.
Books-A-Million has joined with Barnes & Noble and will not carry Amazon Publishing titles, including those published under Houghton Mifflin Harcourt’s New Harvest imprint, a BAM executive confirmed to PW.
In an earlier post, I talked about Barnes and Noble announcement and wondered if their decision would make authors reconsider publishing with Amazon. Now with BAM backing B&N, the questions seems even more relevant.
In my opinion, BAM and B&N decisions speaks directly to authors and their egos. Many authors enjoy seeing their books in bookstores, having book signings, or even just making the announcement that their book is available “everywhere.”
Several Independent bookstores have refused to stock Amazon books in the past and with major chains like Barnes and Noble and Books a Million following in their heels, hopefully a change is going to come in regard to Amazon’s actions for exclusivity.
I don’t think Amazon will buckle though until they see a drastic nose-dive in their book sales. Which means that readers and authors will have to make the collective decision to not purchase their titles or publish through them until Amazon stop cock-blocking (yeah I said it) their compeition.
Do you think Books-a-Million and Barnes and Noble refusal to stock Amazon titles will force Amazon to change their ways?