Carly said it best – A picture is worth 1,000 words…
Carly just posted about Amazon removing store links from their Kindle app. Now Barnes & Noble has done the same. Here is the description of their update:
What’s New in Version 2.1.2
You can read any NOOK Book you have purchased on this updated NOOK for iPhone app, however the Shop link has been removed so to buy NOOK Books from your iPhone, open your Safari browser and go to nookbooks.com.
This is just the latest in an evolving saga that has basis in a single Apple policy they have become increasingly stringent about enforcing: if you sell on our store on through an app sold through our store, you are required to pay us a percentage. This cuts across music, games, and books – but the consequences are different due to different licensing and profit structures in each of those areas.
Remember to check out our coverage of this App Store upheaval here, here, and here. And chime in about how all of this makes you feel. I have been clear that I think that on paper Apple is absolute correct in its policy … but how they are doing things seems likely to do nothing but make people see them as even more evil!