The blog first blog I read was "Self Publishing-Now its War," I had read a few weeks ago Barnes and Noble may be removing titles published on Amazon, but nearly had a panic attack when I read Derek's article, indicating that all books published by Amazon were being removed.
For indie publishers that have not chosen KDP Select their doesn't appear to be any direct changes effecting our publishing.
My theory is they made the statement because it sounded harsh and would bring a big reaction because Amazon is fighting so hard (and succeeding) to monopolize the market in ebooks, and is now attempting to corner the market on physical books too.
I also believe that people are reacting much too quickly and outlandishly, the actual rules are not yet set forth. Honestly the way I see it, so far B&N has been doing what Amazon has requested... They are forcing B&N's hand in removing titles they don't have access to online.
The problem is for us. The indie-authors. Those of us that were not opting KDP Select. Those that wanted to offer our titles across sites, and have things published in print as well. How will things be in six months? In a year? I don't know - but until then I'll work hard to make sure I am an author one or the other will be sad to leave if they choose to let me go.
The New York Times (B&N Statement)http://mediadecoder.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/01/31/barnes-noble-says-it-wont-sell-books-published-by-amazon/