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
DVD Round-Up: 'The Walking Dead,' 'Legends of Tomorrow,' 'Lucifer,' 'The Strain,' 'Evil Dead,' & 'The Nice Guys'
Week of August 23, 2016
August 22, 2016
As the late summer doldrums ebb, home entertainment releases are ratcheting up, especially in the TV category with this week’s complement of five comic book-based TV series including the initial seasons of DC’s Legends of Tomorrow , Lucifer , and Ash vs. the Evil Dead , plus on the theatrical side, one of the best films of 2016 so far, Shane ( Iron Man 3 ) Black’s highly enjoyable The Nice Guys.