Waterstones, London based UK’s largest retail book store chain has decided to discontinue with Amazon’s ‘kindle’ after nearly three years. This decision has been taken because of the reduced sale of Kindle ebooks.
In a statement to The Booksellers magazine, the Managing Director of the company Mr. James Daunt said “Sales of Kindles continue to be pitiful so we are taking the display space back in more and more shops. It feels very much like the life of one of those inexplicable bestsellers; one day piles and piles, selling like fury; the next you count your blessings with every sale because it brings you closer to getting it off your shelves forever to make way for something new,” he told the magazine.
It was reported by Guardian that in December2014, sale of paperbacks at Waterstones has increased by 5%.
However spokesperson of Amazon in his statement informed that they are pleased with the constructive momentum and mounting distribution of Kindle and Fire tablet sales.
He also stated that their devices are now obtainable in over 2,500 retail locations across the UK, including Argos, Tesco, Dixons, John Lewis and recent additions like Sainsbury’s, Boots and Shop Direct.