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. 1. Briefly review the facts on the battle between Amazon and Barnes & Noble reported in the articles. 2. Was Amazon wise to get into publishing in addition to its very strong position in
retailing new and used books? Explain your answer. 3. If you were a popular author of children’s fiction (with a successful past relationship with a traditional publisher) and your agent (another
member of the book publishing channel) asked you whether to approach Amazon regarding the publication of your latest project, what would you say? Why? 4. Would it matter if you were working on your
first book and had no previous relationship with an editor or publisher? If yes, why would this make a difference? 5. Considering traditional and contemporary distribution channels, and with the
continuing decline of its e-book sales, how would you recommend Barnes & Noble compete with Amazon in the future? Do you think acquisition is a feasible solution for Barnes & Noble? Why?