B&N reduces number of S&S books in stores as financial dispute escalates

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B&N reduces number of S&S books in stores as financial dispute escalates

Mar 25 2013

Barnes & Noble has sharply reduced the number of Simon & Schuster titles it carries in its stores as well as the promotion it gives those books as a result of a financial dispute between the two companies. The dispute, which one publishing executive likened to a blackout of TV channels by a cable operator, reflects tensions created by the shift to digital reading and the impact of online discounting, which are shaking up publishing.

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