Indigo fires Canadian publishers' anger over changing terms

Written By: M J Deschamps in Ottawa Publication Date: Fri, 22/07/2011 - 15:02 Canadian publishers have attacked the decision by Indigo Books & Music, the country's biggest bookshop chain, to stock fewer books and evaluate returns on a shorter time frame. They claim it is putting extra pressure on the publishing industry when digital technology is already imposing major challenges. Carolyn Wood, executive director at the Association of Canadian Publishers, said that while she expects publishers with blockbuster titles to remain unharmed by Indigo's policy change, the decision would hardly help anyone else. read more Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

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