Marvellous medicine

At some point back in 2013, I asked a senior publisher if they had a contingency plan for a world with fewer high street bookshops. It was a period when ebook sales were growing ever bigger, taking chunks out of print fiction’s market share; Amazon was revelling in its recent victory over those publishers who had pushed through agency terms for ebook sales; and Waterstones had not yet secured its future under m.d. James Daunt. It was the moment when Foyles’ then c.e.o., Sam Husain, wrote an open letter to publishers calling for a “complete rethink” of the bookselling model. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2016-02-02 00:00:00 UTC ]
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