There was a time when avid readers were frequent customers of small, neighborhood bookstores – these were the places where books lived and could be bought. Then the big chain bookstores: B Dalton, Crown, Borders, and Barnes & Noble shoved the small shops out of existence. The book buyer’s expectations changed as the venue changed.
Barnes & Noble and Amazon have been duking it out for control of the print book market for some time. Then, about three years ago, eReaders came on the scene and the venue changed again. Read the rest of this entry »