Publisher’s Exclusive Arrangement with Amazon Comes With Price
A small print publisher is putting out a pro Obama book called, Obama’s Challenge by Robert Kuttner. It’s initial print run is available only via Amazon.
This exclusivity angered other booksellers including Barnes and Noble who had originally ordered 10,000 copies and now will sell the book via special order and on its website with no retail copies immediately available. B&N said that the exclusive sales arrangement was “unprecedented.”
Other independent bookstores are cancelling their orders.