06/24/2011 04:10 pm ET Updated Aug 24, 2011

Amazon To Publish Ed McBain; Seattle Mystery Bookshop Says No To Carrying The Books

On Wednesday, Amazon rolled out a press release announcing that it had swung a major deal -- 47 books -- for a major author -- the late Ed McBain -- to pump up Thomas & Mercer, its new mystery publishing imprint for print books.

On Thursday, J.B. Dickey, owner of the Seattle Mystery Bookshop, announced he wouldn't carry a single one of them.