Waterstones to stock Kindles and e-books in their stores
The high street book store and the weird, twisted ‘cyber world’ are set to melt together and forge a highly sexual partnership, creating something that can only be imagined in the imagination of the human mind. Or at least that’s what we heard a bloke say on the bus this morning on our way in.
He’d obviously heard the big news that Waterstone are linking up with Amazon and are embracing the e-reading revolution. They’ll soon be selling the Kindle in their stores as well as Kindle e-books. It’s a move that will be a major kick in the teeth for the Kobo device, which has been gaining ground through its presence in branches of WHSmith.
The addition of the Kindle and Kindle books to Waterstones will be part of an exciting overhaul of the stores throughout the rest of the year, with the promise of other stuff like dedicated digital areas, free wi-fi access, new coffee shops and wind tunnels all coming soon. Except perhaps for the wind tunnels.
The big boss man at Waterstones, James Daunt wants to speak to you about it all in this video. Be warned, he’s a very handsome man.