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 4, 2014 @ 12:27 am CT
Week of December 1, 2015
November 29, 2015
The hit cable series Fear the Walking Dead leads this week’s parade of home entertainment releases that also includes a 2-disc release from the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles animated series, a beautifully re-mastered version of the classic mecha anime series, and a brutally scary horror film from Austria, which was that country’s 2015 Oscar entry.
Of New Publications Before Release Date
November 23, 2015
Authorities arrested pirates that were uploading scans of new publications before they were released.
'The Good Dinosaur,' & 'Creed' Are Solid, 'Victor Frankenstein' Bombs
November 29, 2015
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2 dropped just 49.7% over its second weekend, and with the help of solid debuts from Pixar’s The Good Dinosaur and the boxing drama Creed , led the box office to a 12% gain over the Thanksgiving weekend last year.