Jen Edwards at PocketGoddess asked today, “When is a Barnes and Noble not a Barnes and Noble?” The answer, apparently, is when it is a college location, and you’re toting a nook.
The much touted in-store benefits for the nook are not available to the college stores, despite Barnes and Noble being the parent company! Then again, this is the company that runs 3 eBookstores, and those eBookstores combined support seven (and counting!) devices.*
What’s really disturbing was when Jen described how she was more knowledgeable than B&N about their product! It almost seems like Barnes and Noble didn’t expect the incredible response to the nook, and they’re scrambling (still!) to get themselves caught up.
Check out Jen’s full article at Pocket Goddess, and let us know if you’ve been able to use the in-store options with your nook at a B&N!
*If you’re wondering, the B&N ebookstore supports the nook, the Plastic Logic Que, and the newly announced RCA Reader. Fictionwise/eReader support the Jetbook Lite, the Foxit eSlick, and Fictionwise offers Kindle-compatible books. Clearly they can’t keep their e or paper stores under one clear umbrella