Fantastic Fiction

Pay to Browse: Why it will never work for bookstores

By Joanna Cabot
February 13, 2013 // 10 Comments

TeleRead posted earlier about an idea that was floated by Victoria Barnsley, a HarperCollins CEO, during a recent NPR interview: the idea of charging people for the privilege of browsing in bookstores. The idea was that they’d pay to browse, and then go home and order online from the vendor [...]

Cyber Monday and the Case of the Disappointed Book Buyer

By Joanna Cabot
November 27, 2012 // 7 Comments

Did you buy any e-books this Cyber Monday? All the major bookstores had big sales going on, with Amazon offering 1,000 books at huge discounts. I was tempted. But ultimately, I did not buy. Why not? Because I’m tired of how much work reading e-books has become for me. I bought from [...]

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