Barnes and Noble are homophobic!
Has he looked for his book hidden behind others in the store? That's one of the empliyees' and custimers' fun tricks.
Years ago, when I liked Ann Coulter a lot more, I went to a B&N to buy her latest book. It was on the NYT best seller list and was a top book at Amazon as well. B&N didn’t carry it. They explained that it “wasn’t that popular”.
Also, I once bought three books from B&N. The cashier was some freakish young guy with piercings, tattoos, and gauges in his ears. He picked up the first book, scanned it, picked up the second book, scanned it, reached for the third book and noticed it was a Bible. He tried not to touch it. He used a pinky finger to nudge it over the laser scanner. It wasn’t easy, but he rang up that last sale with minimal physical contact.
They are a despicable store. Amazon has it’s own issues, but I shop Amazon rather than B&N.
None of the Barnes & Nobles in Austin are carrying it in-store as of today.
I don’t know about Milo, but for an Indie author to get Barnes and Noble to put a book on the store shelves is a freaking nightmare. The book must be submitted for approval, and then it must be approved for returns in the case that they can’t sell it, in which case the author has to reimburse the distributor based on the wholesale price of the book, something that could be an out-of-pocket expense of several times the royalty payments. B&N also reserves the right to hold the books for up to six months and return them in any condition. Even though my books are selling well after six published titles, I would still like to have them on the shelves in the big stores but can’t take the financial risk.
Barnes & Noble are in no position to turn down any sale. All their stores around here are shuttered.
Barnes and Noble will soon be out of business, just like Borders.
We right-wingers are too paranoid about B&N. I worked there two or three years ago and can assure you that between the crowds, the bureaucracy, the selling of soft toys and constant charitable promotions, nobody had time to either hide books or refuse to sell books.
The customers were sometimes nuts. One guy came in demanding Rush’s new book. I instructed him to the children’s section and he threw a fit because that was an example of dissing Rush and “hiding his book.” He was too stupid to know it was a children’s book.
Sheesh. Glad when Christmas was over!!!
I bought his book on Amazon simply to support him. He’s a much needed fighter for our side.
He was (and is) the only one that’s effective in taking a wrecking ball to PC in colleges and energizing the conservative students and making the administrators feel the heat.
I went to www.barnesandnoble.com and searched for “dangerous” - and was pleasantly surprised with the top results - lots of Milo, Levin and Breitbart:
That said, my experiences at their brick & mortar stores is that they are a bunch of uber-Lefties, and I generally don’t buy from them.
I do think that it’d be funny as Hell if 100,000 of us searched for “Dangerous” on their website, and then didn’t buy anything...it’d certainly send a message.
Are they normally selective about bestsellers?