Barnes & Noble is selling Hachette graphic novels from its website at effective discounts of 54% to 57% off, taking advantage of Amazon’s war with Hachette Book Group to grab market share. Most of B&N’s over 250 Yen manga volumes are listed at discounts of 35% with a buy two-get one free promotion that brings the effective discount to 57% off. And the Little Brown Tintin volumes are listed at a 30% discount with the buy two-get one free promotion, or an effective discount of 54% off. Freight is free on purchases over $25.
Barnes & Noble is aggressively pricing Hachette books across the board, as has been the case since the beginning of this war, graphic novels are simply one small part of larger moves by the retailers. Amazon has cut discounts and availability on Hachette titles (see "Marvel, Yen Caught in Amazon-Hachette Crossfire"), and stopped taking pre-orders on upcoming Hachette releases (see "Amazon-Marvel Truce"), in a battle over terms. Amazon is asking for improved terms, and Hachette is balking. It looks like the war may go on for a while (see "Amazon Digging in for Long War with Hachette").
If that’s the case, consumers (and the occasional retailer shopping for a bargain) may have an opportunity to buy Hachette graphic novel titles at large discounts for an extended period.
To Take Amazon's Business
Posted by ICv2 on June 3, 2014 @ 11:27 pm CT
Week of February 9, 2016
February 7, 2016
This week’s home entertainment offerings include the 24th James Bond film Spectre, Guillermo Del Toro’s highly entertaining Gothic romance Crimson Peak , Damon Lindelof’s mysterious TV series The Leftovers , and Shirobako , one of the most interesting anime TV series set in the world of Japanese animation in years.
Week of Feb. 2, 2016
January 31, 2016
After an unexpected hiatus of two weeks we resume our quick survey of home entertainment releases. This week’s offerings include a new Batman animated film, Steven Spielberg’s carefully crafted Cold War saga, Bridge of Spies , Vin Diesel’s action-packed The Last Witch Hunter , plus the final season of the post-apocalyptic TNT series Falling Skies , the grindhouse-themed second season of From Dusk Till Dawn , and the third film in the 4-part anime feature film remake of Evangelion.
In New One-Shot Comic From Dark Horse
February 12, 2016
The Eisner and Harvey Award-winning comic Beasts of Burden created by Evan Dorkin, Jill Thompson, and Sarah Dyer, is returning in a one-shot comic, Beasts of Burden: What the Cat Dragged In , from Dark Horse.