Amazon Partners Wooed By B&N

Barnes & Noble Inc., seeking to take advantage of Amazon.com Inc.’s sales-tax battles with several states, is making a pitch to websites that direct traffic to its online rival, urging them to move their business to BN.com.

“If Amazon doesn’t want you, we do!” Barnes & Noble said in a letter posted on its website Monday.

The largest U.S. bookstore chain by revenue said it would collect and remit sales taxes for goods sold through its BN.com website so that sellers and customers wouldn’t “have to worry about being hassled or persecuted by state tax auditors.”

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