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flyingtoastr
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Waterstones decides that bankruptcy is a swell idea

http://www.theverge.com/2012/5/21/3033595/waterstones-kindle-deal-amazon-ereading-services-uk

 

I thought everyone had learned from Borders that offloading your growing market segment onto Amazon was a terrible idea.

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Re: Waterstones decides that bankruptcy is a swell idea

Wasn't there talk at one time that they were going to join up with B&N and sell the Nook?

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Re: Waterstones decides that bankruptcy is a swell idea

B&N had been in talks with Waterstones about getting the Nook into the store. I guess it didn't work out.
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Re: Waterstones decides that bankruptcy is a swell idea

What is/was Waterstones' growing market segment?

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Re: Waterstones decides that bankruptcy is a swell idea


flyingtoastr wrote:

http://www.theverge.com/2012/5/21/3033595/waterstones-kindle-deal-amazon-ereading-services-uk

 

I thought everyone had learned from Borders that offloading your growing market segment onto Amazon was a terrible idea.


Here's food for thought, B&N.....

 

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/retailandconsumer/9279463/Waterstones-boss-James-Dau...

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Seabreeze-1 wrote:

What is/was Waterstones' growing market segment?


eBooks. Waterstones basically just handed their entire ebook segment (the only sector of the publishing/bookselling industry in sustained growth at this time) to their biggest rival (Amazon). It's the same thing Borders did with their online sales, and it basically tanked that chain as well.