I've been a bad blogger. I haven't blogged at all lately. I'm going to try to do better. Back on the horse as they say!
So here we go:
Barnes & Noble and Simon & Schuster have once again become friends... pals... amigos. Everything is dandy. B&N is now carrying S&S's books in their stores again and everything is back to normal. I got a letter from S&S a month or so ago explaining such.
HOWEVER since I work at BN (I'm outing myself if I hadn't done so earlier), I am able to check the in-store book-counts, sales details, and so on. I checked my own books to use as an example. My newest book DAREDEVIL is now orderable. My older S&S books, however, have not been changed in the system. Booksellers are not able to order any of my other S&S books in AT ALL. Prior to this little spat all of my S&S books were in-stock so this is something strictly to do with the dispute. Perhaps BN hasn't gotten around to changing the books in the system yet. Perhaps they never will. They are so incompetent in so many other ways I'm guessing they never will.
Let this be a warning to all of you other S&S authors out there: go to the stores and check to see if your books are available to order! If not ask your editor about it. Maybe if enough of us make a stink we can get our books changed in the system. Until then, nothing will be changed.