Barnes & Noble has announced that they have decided to not offer books published by rival Amazon.
The company said:
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.
This is going to disappoint loyal customers of B&N who would now miss out on content offered by Amazon on their platform.
Amazon Kindle is the world’s most popular eBook reader. B&N has a competitive offering in the form of Nook but they are struggling to compete against the clout of Amazon in the eBook publishing industry.