Bound and Gagged by Dana Summers

Bound and Gagged

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  1. Llewellenbruce

    Llewellenbruce said, over 5 years ago

    Borders book store company just went out of
    business thanks to Kindle.

  2. Zuhlamon

    Zuhlamon GoComics PRO Member said, over 5 years ago

    not so much Kindle as lack of demand – with so much un and under -employment, buying books is a luxury

  3. Woody 157

    Woody 157 GoComics PRO Member said, over 5 years ago

    What is it that Barnes & Nobel is doing so right that Borders did so wrong?

  4. lkissell

    lkissell GoComics PRO Member said, over 5 years ago

    B & N isn’t so right, it’s in trouble, too, just not as deep as Borders. I hope “books on paper” never become obsolete, but I love the antique ones.

    Buying books isn’t a luxury – Erasmus said it best, “whenever I have a little money, first I buy books…”

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  6. grapfhics

    grapfhics said, over 5 years ago

    It’s unfortunately “the writing on the wall”. and I picked up some great buys.

  7. Redhead55

    Redhead55 said, over 5 years ago

    It is really very sad to see the book stores going down like dominoes. Fortunately we still have 2 used book stores in our small town. But if this trend continues will we all be forced to purchase e-readers? I like my shelves full of books and actually turning a page. And what then of the libraries in the not so distant future? Tis sad indeed.

  8. Iwa Iniki

    Iwa Iniki GoComics PRO Member said, over 5 years ago

    My kind of store. I like tactile.

  9. Boise Ed

    Boise Ed GoComics PRO Member said, over 5 years ago


    B&N got on the digital bandwagon early, with a Web site to challenge Amazon and then with their ereader to challenge Kindle. They also set up comfortable browsing and snacking areas in their stores. Borders didn’t to any of that.

  10. spyderred

    spyderred said, over 5 years ago

    The real problem is that there are so many people between the author and the reader, all of whom want their “cut”, that the price of books is too much for most people. Then too, Borders owned the dirt on which all those stores were built, and the profit in bookselling just wouldn’t support all that too.

    As far as Kindle being the cause, why not blame libraries who offer the same books for free? Kindle books, read on the ipad, are great and the prices for the books are reasonable.

    The really sad thing is all the people losing their jobs, thousands of them.

  11. Woody 157

    Woody 157 GoComics PRO Member said, over 5 years ago

    @Boise Ed

    It is called ‘CUSTOMER SERVICE’. Like Old Glory, ‘long may she wave’.

  12. rgcviper the black cat

    rgcviper the black cat said, over 5 years ago

    Personally, I’ll ALWAYS prefer printed books to electronic ones.

  13. pinkdryad

    pinkdryad GoComics PRO Member said, about 5 years ago

    I too prefer to handle a real book and turn real pages. A coworker of mine has an e-reader but couldn’t read her book at work one day because the battery was dead. Batteries never die on real books!

  14. Stuart Gathman

    Stuart Gathman said, about 5 years ago

    Borders stores had mostly “pop” books. Never the stuff I want. I understand the problem – and ordering online solves it neatly. The problem is called “the long tail”. Look it up.

  15. muskrat6

    muskrat6 said, about 5 years ago

    I own a kindle and love it. Most of the people who say they prefer paper books have never tried a reader with a e-ink screen. It is a whole different experience to reading on a back lit screen.most e- readers can go for weeks and then only need a 2 hour recharge.when I carry mine I don’t just have a book I have as whole library wherever I go.Large format , color and art books will keep bookstores going for a while.The direct publishing that can be done through amazon will allow many authors to publish who would never have worked their way through the publishing industry’s gate keeping.If j.k. Rowling had not been very persistent we would have never gotten Harry Potter.

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