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This is kind of disappointing. My limited foray into e-books wasn't all that encouraging anyway, I must say. I purchased an e-book from, installed the Adobe Reader software, brought up the book, only to discover that it wasn't going to let me print it. I understand the reasoning, but come on. I legimitally paid for the thing. I should be able to make a print out. Needless to say, the e-book is still sitting on my computer, unread. In the meanwhile, I've read through 4 or 5 regular print books.

Barnes & Ends E-Book Sales

Barnes &, once an aggressive competitor in the electronic market, stopped selling e-books Tuesday, citing both limited sales and limited technology.

"We did not see sales take off as we and many others had anticipated," Daniel Blackman, vice president and general manager of Barnes &, said Tuesday.

"The other factor is that consumers haven't embraced the technology. There isn't widespread adoption of an affordable and an easy to use e-book device."
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