Ah, but what I haven’t mentioned is that Chelsea Green Publishing who is putting the book out gave Amazon exclusive right to sell the book for two weeks.
A spokeswoman for Barnes & Noble later said she couldn't recall another example where a major title wasn't available to all booksellers at the same time.Barnes & Noble had originally ordered 10,000 copies. They’ve cut their order and will only sell it online.
Bookshop Santa Cruz, a leading independent bookstore based in Santa Cruz, Calif., said it considered Chelsea Green's decision "a slap in the face."Looks like things are heating up between Amazon and Barnes & Noble.