Looks like the e-reader war is carrying over into brick and mortar stores.
When Amazon announced their new full color e-reader, the Kindle Fire, they signed a deal with DC to distribute certain iconic graphic novels including the award-winner, Watchmen. Competitor Barnes and Nobel wanted to get in on the action and asked DC for a deal for the Nook as well.
An inquiry that DC ignored, offering an exclusive for the graphic novels on the Kindle Fire.
That has lead Barnes and Nobel to begin pulling physical copies of the graphic novels offered on the Fire in its stores. The list includes Watchmen, Sandman, Fables, and Batman: The Dark Knight Returns.
Barnes and Noble has sent out a company-wide email blast instructing all stores to take down all print editions of the DC graphic novels soon to be released on the Kindle Fire. The books will still be available online, but they are not to be sold on Barnes and Noble premises.