The news that Waterstones is to sell the Amazon Kindle amazes me. I understand the need to keep afloat, but selling a device that almost certainly ensure no future revenue makes little long-term sense.
From Eoin Purcell's Blog- "Unless the customer buys e-books on the company’s own in-store WiFi network, Waterstones gets no cut of future sales. Effectively, the book chain is shepherding customers over to Amazon. The sheer convenience of being able to shop for new titles directly from their Kindle means most of them are unlikely to darken the doors of a real-world bookshop very often in the future..."