Since 1997, you’ve been coming to BarnesandNoble.com to discuss everything from Stephen King to writing to Harry Potter. You’ve made our site more than a place to discover your next book: you’ve made it a community. But like all things internet, BN.com is growing and changing. We've said goodbye to our community message boards—but that doesn’t mean we won’t still be a place for adventurous readers to connect and discover.

Now, you can explore the most exciting new titles (and remember the classics) at the Barnes & Noble Book Blog. Check out conversations with authors like Jeff VanderMeer and Gary Shteyngart at the B&N Review, and browse write-ups of the best in literary fiction. Come to our Facebook page to weigh in on what it means to be a book nerd. Browse digital deals on the NOOK blog, tweet about books with us,or self-publish your latest novella with NOOK Press. And for those of you looking for support for your NOOK, the NOOK Support Forums will still be here.

We will continue to provide you with books that make you turn pages well past midnight, discover new worlds, and reunite with old friends. And we hope that you’ll continue to tell us how you’re doing, what you’re reading, and what books mean to you.

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keriflur
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Apple's Penalty Ruling

http://www.macrumors.com/2013/09/06/apple-ordered-to-stagger-e-book-contract-negotiations-refrain-fr...

 

As this is from Macrumors, don't read the comments unless you're an Apple fan.

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kamas716
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Re: Apple's Penalty Ruling

I wished the direct links in apps would have made it in.
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patgolfneb
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Re: Apple's Penalty Ruling

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http://paidcontent.org/2012/08/13/attorney-asks-doj-to-release-its-findings-on-amazons-predatory-pri...

 

Maybe OT, but this article articulates better than I can some reasons that support E books be looked at in a different way from most products. Basically it states e books are public goods, that are not supply limited, and should be treated differently.

 

The argument has some merit, incremental costs etc have frequently been discussed in this forum. It has some weaknesses as well. E books compete with DTB's. There are real costs of production. This perspective tends to devalue the intellectual contributions of authors, editors etc.

 

Still it is a different way of looking at e books. I do think that the law and DOJ are way behind on online commerce.  New perspectives that try to address problems with applying traditional legal standards are welcome.