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DC and B&N Having a Tiff
« on: October 07, 2011, 02:34:47 PM »
From the "Yeah, this will end well" file.

Barnes & Noble Pulls Watchmen, Sandman And 100 DC Graphic Novels From Their Shelves Over Amazon Kindle Fire Deal

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Last week, Bleeding Cool reported on DC Comics’ plans to release 100 graphic novels exclusively on the Amazon Kindle Fire.
Well now the other shoe has dropped. I understand that Barnes & Noble executives are furious over this, specifically citing DC’s reluctance to release any of their graphic novels on the Nook Color, Barnes & Noble’s own colour E-reading device.

They contacted DC to express their displeasure, but hit a brick wall. And as a result, they’ve gone for a scorched earth policy. An email sent to stores yesterday instructs them to remove all of the 100 graphic novels listed from the shelves, including Watchmen, The Dark Knight Returns, Sandman,  Fables, Blackest Night, All Star Superman, Y The Last Man, V For Vendetta, all strong sellers for the company. You will still be able to order the books on the website, but in bookstores you won’t even be able to special order a copy – unless you request it delievered to your home. Copies will not be allowed to enter Barnes & Noble premises.

Staff have contacted me to say they feel the decision is a bit short-sighted and reactionary, as it not only prevents Barnes & Noble from offering product to the new DC readers brought in by the reboot coming in to check out past trades, but also with the recent closing of chief competitor Borders, it leaves no mass market bookstore selling this work.

Instead, DC will have their Barnes & Noble shelves full of the likes of Superman: Grounded… and all four trades of Countdown.


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Re: DC and B&N Having a Tiff
« Reply #1 on: October 07, 2011, 02:47:50 PM »
These "exclusive" deals just have to stop.   

DirecTV has the NFL Sunday ticket, movies streamers are doing it and now freaking comic books?



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Re: DC and B&N Having a Tiff
« Reply #2 on: October 07, 2011, 03:58:46 PM »
Yeah it was bad enough when ESPN stole Monday night football from ABC,this is getting insane.  It's going to get to the point where you have to carry 1000 digital device with you at one time because each device only has the right to use one type of book,music,or movies.


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Re: DC and B&N Having a Tiff
« Reply #3 on: October 08, 2011, 11:15:42 PM »
Yeah it was bad enough when ESPN stole Monday night football from ABC,this is getting insane.  It's going to get to the point where you have to carry 1000 digital device with you at one time because each device only has the right to use one type of book,music,or movies.

ABC owns ESPN.  Monday Night Football wasn't profitable enough on ABC so they moved it to ESPN.
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Re: DC and B&N Having a Tiff
« Reply #4 on: October 09, 2011, 05:22:06 AM »
Yeah it was bad enough when ESPN stole Monday night football from ABC,this is getting insane.  It's going to get to the point where you have to carry 1000 digital device with you at one time because each device only has the right to use one type of book,music,or movies.

ABC owns ESPN.  Monday Night Football wasn't profitable enough on ABC so they moved it to ESPN.

That doesn't change the fact that it is a huge blow for those of us who don't have $50 a month for cable.


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Re: DC and B&N Having a Tiff
« Reply #5 on: October 09, 2011, 07:22:40 AM »
Yeah it was bad enough when ESPN stole Monday night football from ABC,this is getting insane.  It's going to get to the point where you have to carry 1000 digital device with you at one time because each device only has the right to use one type of book,music,or movies.

ABC owns ESPN.  Monday Night Football wasn't profitable enough on ABC so they moved it to ESPN.

That doesn't change the fact that it is a huge blow for those of us who don't have $50 a month for cable.

It's just a football game, it's not that big a deal.
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Re: DC and B&N Having a Tiff
« Reply #6 on: October 09, 2011, 12:01:25 PM »
Yeah it was bad enough when ESPN stole Monday night football from ABC,this is getting insane.  It's going to get to the point where you have to carry 1000 digital device with you at one time because each device only has the right to use one type of book,music,or movies.

ABC owns ESPN.  Monday Night Football wasn't profitable enough on ABC so they moved it to ESPN.

That doesn't change the fact that it is a huge blow for those of us who don't have $50 a month for cable.

It's just a football game, it's not that big a deal.

So if Rifftrax struck a deal where only people who used a service you were unable to get were allowed to by Rifftrax you would just shrug it off and wouldn't care.

Was a law past when i was not looking that stated that since you hate football no one else in the world is allowed to enjoy it?



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Re: DC and B&N Having a Tiff
« Reply #7 on: October 09, 2011, 12:17:50 PM »
So if Rifftrax struck a deal where only people who used a service you were unable to get were allowed to by Rifftrax you would just shrug it off and wouldn't care.

I don't have enough room in my budget to afford every riff that comes out, and regularly go a few months without buying a new riff. And yes, I shrug it off and don't care.

Was a law past when i was not looking that stated that since you hate football no one else in the world is allowed to enjoy it?

It's nice to have you back to your old, paranoid, hyperbolic self!


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Re: DC and B&N Having a Tiff
« Reply #8 on: October 09, 2011, 12:35:40 PM »
So if Rifftrax struck a deal where only people who used a service you were unable to get were allowed to by Rifftrax you would just shrug it off and wouldn't care.

I don't have enough room in my budget to afford every riff that comes out, and regularly go a few months without buying a new riff. And yes, I shrug it off and don't care.

Was a law past when i was not looking that stated that since you hate football no one else in the world is allowed to enjoy it?

It's nice to have you back to your old, paranoid, hyperbolic self!

So you would not complain once about never being able to buy another Rifftrax again as long as you live?

Look some really great games happen on Monday nights and I don't like missing them. I have a right to say that I don't like missing Football games.


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Re: DC and B&N Having a Tiff
« Reply #9 on: October 09, 2011, 12:46:14 PM »
So if Rifftrax struck a deal where only people who used a service you were unable to get were allowed to by Rifftrax you would just shrug it off and wouldn't care.

I don't have enough room in my budget to afford every riff that comes out, and regularly go a few months without buying a new riff. And yes, I shrug it off and don't care.

Was a law past when i was not looking that stated that since you hate football no one else in the world is allowed to enjoy it?

It's nice to have you back to your old, paranoid, hyperbolic self!

So you would not complain once about never being able to buy another Rifftrax again as long as you live?

Look some really great games happen on Monday nights and I don't like missing them. I have a right to say that I don't like missing Football games.

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Re: DC and B&N Having a Tiff
« Reply #10 on: October 09, 2011, 01:00:03 PM »
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BASIC CABLE IS THE GREATEST IMMEDIATE THREAT TO OUR LIBERTY!!!

The CIA has seen this comment and is on the way to silence you. 


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Re: DC and B&N Having a Tiff
« Reply #11 on: October 09, 2011, 01:17:46 PM »
So if Rifftrax struck a deal where only people who used a service you were unable to get were allowed to by Rifftrax you would just shrug it off and wouldn't care.

I don't have enough room in my budget to afford every riff that comes out, and regularly go a few months without buying a new riff. And yes, I shrug it off and don't care.

Was a law past when i was not looking that stated that since you hate football no one else in the world is allowed to enjoy it?

It's nice to have you back to your old, paranoid, hyperbolic self!

So you would not complain once about never being able to buy another Rifftrax again as long as you live?

Look some really great games happen on Monday nights and I don't like missing them. I have a right to say that I don't like missing Football games.

BASIC CABLE IS THE GREATEST IMMEDIATE THREAT TO OUR LIBERTY!!!

How so?

I may not like having Monday night football on ESPN but I don't see how it is a threat to freedom.  I think you are taking this a bit far.


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Re: DC and B&N Having a Tiff
« Reply #12 on: October 09, 2011, 01:18:46 PM »
So if Rifftrax struck a deal where only people who used a service you were unable to get were allowed to by Rifftrax you would just shrug it off and wouldn't care.

I don't have enough room in my budget to afford every riff that comes out, and regularly go a few months without buying a new riff. And yes, I shrug it off and don't care.

Was a law past when i was not looking that stated that since you hate football no one else in the world is allowed to enjoy it?

It's nice to have you back to your old, paranoid, hyperbolic self!

So you would not complain once about never being able to buy another Rifftrax again as long as you live?

Look some really great games happen on Monday nights and I don't like missing them. I have a right to say that I don't like missing Football games.

BASIC CABLE IS THE GREATEST IMMEDIATE THREAT TO OUR LIBERTY!!!

How so?

I may not like having Monday night football on ESPN but I don't see how it is a threat to freedom.  I think you are taking this a bit far.

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Re: DC and B&N Having a Tiff
« Reply #13 on: October 09, 2011, 01:34:41 PM »
You know, I love this forum more than life itself.


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Re: DC and B&N Having a Tiff
« Reply #14 on: October 09, 2011, 01:37:31 PM »
Life is pretty dull.