Here’s how lame Barnes & Noble is. I had a book reading and signing at the Oakland B&N last February (a whole year ago), and after the reading, rather than send the unsold books back to me (who shipped them directly there), they sent them to a distributor from which they didn’t even order them. Now, I get a call from a library that bought some of those books from the distributor… well, one of them is autographed “To Jerry”. This is the guy who I GAVE a copy of the book and was running the signing. He sold his book back to the distributor, the book I gave him for free! Incredible. What makes this worse is that Barnes & Noble never even paid me for the books they did sell that night. Authors and small publishers, be warned. Personally, I’ll never shop at a B&N again.
Written by Christopher Null on February 6th, 2004