Books-A-Million Tries to Make Online Hay Out of Amazon-Hachette Dispute

In a press release (below), bookstore chain Books-A-Million claims that Hachette books are among the most popular on its online retail destination, Booksamillion.com.

“I’m delighted our customers have responded so positively to our efforts to keep Hachette titles readily available at great prices,” said Books-A-Million senior vice president of merchandising Mary Gallagher in the statement. Her comments are a reference to Amazon not keeping enough Hachette titles in the stock, a claim Hachette has made publicly that Amazon has not refuted.

Related: Amazon and Hachette at War | Inside the Amazon-Hachette Battle

[Press Release]

Hachette Book Group Titles Dominate Online Bestsellers at Books-A-Million

Books-A-Million, Inc. (NASDAQ: BAMM) today announced that out of the company’s 10 most popular titles on Booksamillion.com, six belong to Hachette Book Group, a leading trade publisher.

“And I’m delighted our customers have responded so positively to our efforts to keep Hachette titles readily available at great prices.”

“Hachette Book Group publishes great books from some of the world’s best known authors,” said Mary Gallagher, Books-A-Million’s Senior Vice President of Merchandising. “And I’m delighted our customers have responded so positively to our efforts to keep Hachette titles readily available at great prices.”

Bestselling authors and the works included in Booksamillion.com’s top sellers are:

Unlucky 13 by James Patterson
The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
The Closer by Mariano Rivera
The Longest Ride by Nicholas Sparks
The Target by David Baldacci
Instinct by T.D. Jakes
Customers can save up to 40% off on Hachette Book Group’s most recent releases at www.booksamillion.com/bestbooks.

Hachette Book Group is a leading trade publisher based in New York and a division of Hachette Livre, the third-largest trade and educational publisher in the world. HBG publishes under the divisions of Little, Brown and Company, Little Brown Books for Young Readers, Grand Central Publishing, Orbit, Hachette Books, Hachette Nashville, and Hachette Audio.

About Books-A-Million, Inc.

Books-A-Million, Inc. is one of the nation’s leading book retailers and sells on the Internet at www.booksamillion.com. The Company presently operates 258 stores in 33 states and the District of Columbia. The Company operates large superstores under the names Books-A-Million (BAM!), Books & Co. and 2nd & Charles and traditional bookstores operating under the names Bookland and Books-A-Million. Also included in the Company’s retail operations is the operation of Yogurt Mountain Holding, LLC, a retailer and franchisor of self-serve frozen yogurt stores with 41 locations. The Company also develops and manages commercial real estate investments through its subsidiary, Preferred Growth Properties. The common stock of Books-A-Million, Inc. is traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol BAMM. For more information, visit the Company’s corporate website at www.booksamillioninc.com.

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One thought on “Books-A-Million Tries to Make Online Hay Out of Amazon-Hachette Dispute

  1. Michael W. Perry

    If Hachette is clever, it’ll create short-term discounts with other retailers and give that fact publicity. Others publisher, those about to do battle with Amazon, should prepare to do the same.

    There are few things that Amazon fears more than customers breaking their Amazon addiction.

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