I don’t know what happens after Barnes & Noble sinks. It’s all well and good to say “Support indie stores!” but there are huge swaths of America where there aren’t any. B&N is the last thing standing between Amazon and a total monopoly of the publishing industry, and a monopoly is never a good thing. But the entire book world needs to be prepared, because it’s coming.
The zero-moment point came Monday, and in the crassest, cruelest, more heartless way possible.
Barnes & Noble has slit its own wrists. Now we just wait to bleed out.