So what do people think about Nick Santora's
novel SLIP AND FALL being published by Borders, and being available exclusively at Borders?
I get the Border's newsletter, and obviously they're really pushing the book as "the summer's hottest thriller" - why wouldn't they - they published it.
Seems a little off to me for a major bookseller to go into publishing, and then use their 'neutral' bookseller status to claim that the book they're publishing is the best thriller of the summer. (As well as deceptive to the reading public who won't necessarily realize what motivates the claim.)
Also, you can't buy this book at Barnes and Noble, or Wal-Mart, or any other outlet. Isn't that going to hurt sales?
I can see Borders going into publishing, but making themselves the sole sales point for their product seems unnecessarily limiting.