re: discovery and showrooming. So B&N is inviting publishers to put their money where their mouths are. It looks like so far at least one has, but will the others, including Random Penguin?
Is there any commentary on this in more specialized publications/blogs? If what the articles are saying is true, this could have catastrophic consequences for the midlist. As it is, I've read the amount of shelf-space (nationally) is shrinking. So shelf-space, to B&N, must be a scarcer commodity that they can charge more for.