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Old 06-15-2010, 12:48 AM   #14
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Which again shows Barnes and Noble has no interest in being anything but a local company, whereas Amazon wants to be an international operator.
To be fair... it wasn't THAT long ago that Amazon required US bank account and address. A year ago, I think it was still that way.

I don't really mind that companies do this to start off with... I mean, it's annoying as hell, but understandable - international payments OUT must get nastily complicated, and setting up as an ebook vendor must be complicated as it is.

Know what really irritates me about B&N? They organised to get ebooks distributed by Smashwords, with no geographic restrictions - and marked them all as 'US only'. Considering that they have some 'US and Canada only' ebooks, they seem to have something bodgy in their conversion/stocking routine, and that bothers me.
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