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Familiar Diversions

I'm a librarian who loves anime, manga, and reading a wide variety of genres.

Currently reading

Algis Budrys
Alliance In Blood
Ariel Tachna
Progress: 86/210 pages
To Say Nothing of the Dog: Or How We Found the Bishop's Bird Stump at Last
Connie Willis, Recorded Books LLC, Steven Crossley
The Invisible Orientation: An Introduction to Asexuality
Julie Sondra Decker
The Mystic Marriage
Heather Rose Jones
Progress: 302/426 pages
Ichi-F: A Worker's Graphic Memoir of the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant
Kazuto Tatsuta
Progress: 448/553 pages
Jennifer Foehner Wells
Progress: 58/367 pages

"In An Interesting Twist, B&N to Sell Self-Published Books In Stores"

As far as e-ink devices go, I've only ever owned Nooks. However, I buy all my e-books from elsewhere: All Romance Ebooks, Kobo, a few publisher sites. The closest B&N store to me is about an hour and a half away. I go there every few months, but I've only ever bought books from them once - most of the money I spend there goes towards the in-store Starbucks and non-book stuff.


Here's what I'd like to see from B&N that is more important to me than self-published books sold in stores:


- Decent sales inside stores. When I do find interesting books in their stores, they're nearly always list price.


- Better book selections. The few times I've looked for specific books (Jeannie Lin, Courtney Milan, Patricia Briggs - authors I'm pretty sure aren't considered total unknowns), I haven't found them. Too much of the store is taken up by other things (which inexplicably seem to feature a better selection than their book areas - I've found so many nice 3D crystal puzzles).


- The ability to download Nook Books from their website to my computer. This ability used to exist, and I bought a few e-books from them back them. When they took that ability away, I complained to customer service and stopped buying e-books from them.


- The ability to see whether an e-book on their site has DRM or not. Granted, this would only be important to me if the "download from their website" feature still existed, but it was something I was asking their customer service about since I got my first Nook. It shouldn't be hard to include this little detail on product pages.