In Strategy Letter I, I wrote:
If you’re going into a market with no existing competition, lock-in, and network effects, you better use the Amazon model, or you’re going the way of Wordsworth.com, which started two years before Amazon, and nobody’s ever heard of them.
I was happy to hear back from Sanj Kharbanda over at Wordsworth, who wrote:
Thanks for noticing us!
Read all about it: Wordsworth Responds
While we’re on the topic of bookstores, my friend Jill McFarlane is opening a small bookstore and has created a weblog about it.