From Shelf Awareness:
At the October meeting of the New Atlantic Independent Booksellers Association board of directors, the board adopted two position statements regarding “the rise of two issues at publishers and the effect these are having on our members’ stores.”
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“First, we have seen too many deals and specials made by publishers directly to consumers, and some publishers who consistently discount their own books for direct sales. If publishers do not honor their own listed publisher price, it has far-reaching consequences for our industry.”
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“Second, the NAIBA Board remains very concerned about the increasing incidents of publishers circumventing independent bookstores and offering single title special sales directly to community groups at rates that bookstores cannot be expected to match. This goes to the heart of our stores’ financial viability and erodes our standing in our communities.”
Link to the rest at Shelf Awareness