Barnes & Noble Throws Water on Kindle Fire, Pulls DC Graphic Novels from Shelves
October 9th, 2011
Looks like the Amazon Kindle Fire is already causing some controversy. Amazon recently made a deal with DC Comics to have 100 graphic novels released exclusively on the Amazon Kindle Fire tablet. That’s great news for the Kindle Fire, but not everyone is happy about it.
Barnes & Noble is not happy about this news, since they have been unsuccessful in getting DC Comics to release any of their graphic novels on B&N’s tablet. So, when they heard the news, what did they do? They got childish and decided to throw a fit. Barnes & Noble has instructed its retail outlets to pull those 100 graphic novels from their shelves. The idea is that if they can’t sell them digitally, they won’t sell them period. Or at least, they won’t give them shelf space.
The list of the 100 Kindle Fire exclusives includes titles like Watchmen, The Dark Knight Returns, Sandman, Fables, Blackest Night, All Star Superman, Y The Last Man, and V For Vendetta to name a few. Customers can still order them from B&N’s website and over the counter. They just have to be delivered to your home.