With 700,000 titles and growing, the company is offering 500,000 of those for FREE via a partnership with Google Books.
My biggest concern, which is more like a question â€“ does this mean another nail on the coffin that reads â€œPrint is Dead?â€
I hope not.
I spoke about this before, but as time progresses, ever so quickly, books â€“ their ravishing scents, delicate pages and inky notes are becoming obsolete.
Soon, I gather, there will be no such thing as high-priced â€˜antiqueâ€™ books. I foresee books on the whole, being â€˜antiqueâ€™ eventually.
What does this new venture by Barnes & Noble mean for the future of publishing and literary retail? Does this equate the eventual end of the â€˜midnight book parties?â€™
You can visit their new e-store here.
Sasha Muradali runs the â€˜Little Pink Bookâ€™ . She holds a B.S. in Public Relations from the University of Florida (â€™07)Â and an M.A. in International Administration from the University of Miami(â€™08). She loves Twitter and all things social media, so you should find her @SashaHalima.