Retail apocalypse or retail evolution? Publishers need to help Barnes & Noble evolve – or join it in extinction

As the USA’s Book World chain shutters its 45 bookstores the media is having the usual Retail Apocalypse party that accompanies every such incident. “Bookstore Chains, Long in Decline, Are Undergoing a Final Shakeout,” ran the New York Times headline, anxious to draw in the retail apocalypse rubberneckers. But even here, tucked away in the Read More …