…Barnes & Noble dictated terms to all the publishers? Remember how unassailable B & N seemed back then? Remember how it was the only serious game in town for writers and publishers and if your book didn’t get into B & N you were a dead duck? The mighty do fall, on occasion.
If B & N imploded (you could almost feel sorry for Nook), is Amazon beyond reach?
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