Curious…

And I’m no retail CEO, but it strikes me that selling a device which is locked into someone else’s virtual retail space is akin to signing your own death warrant. I’m sure there’s a reason that Waterstone’s has done this deal, but at first blush, I don’t get it. From Richard Lea in The Guardian:

Monday morning and already it’s the end of the world. Instead ofteaming up with Barnes and Noble to cast out the “ruthless money-making devil” Amazon, a tired-looking James Daunt has pulled up a chair and supped with him, striking a deal to “launch new e-reading services and offer Kindle digital devices through its UK shops”. Is that what he meant when he talked about being “different from Amazon … [and] better“?

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