Originally Posted by rhadin
B&N and others have said they would not carry the pbooks in the b&m stores as long as the ebook was not also available to them. All Amazon has to do is make the book available in any of its forms to everyone to sell, just like other publishers do.
The ebook *is* available to all.
Kobo is selling it.
B&N's "principle" is simply that it is okay for *them* to have a publishing arm but its not okay for Amazon to have one. Just as it's okay for them to have excusives but they have a hissy fit when Amazon gets a timed exclusive.
Yup, highly principled outfit, there.