Anyways, my mom bought some books off of the Barnes and Noble website and inside the package was this advertisement card for Chomp, a book I reviewed.
The front of the card advertises Chomp. If you buy a copy from Barnes and Noble, you can read an extra story!
The back is an advert for Hiassen's other books.
I haven't really ordered books from Barnes and Noble in a long time so I don't know if including advertisement cards in the packaging is a recent thing or not. Either way, its annoying. There was another advertisement card in the box advertising flower arrangements. That is really annoying.
I already get enough advertisement in my life, in Gmail, in magazines, on TV, on websites and more. I really do not need to have advertisements in my book packages. I don't even look at the advertisements anyway, so it just becomes a waste of natural resources. (I recycle them, though.) I'm pretty sure the advertising isn't even targeted at a specific audience. How do they even know that I'm even interested in children's books? Truth be told, at the moment, I'm not that interested.
I hate to say this but I think I prefer Amazon over Barnes and Noble now. The price is cheaper and the packaging is advertisement free. #rant