Another nail…

The problem with books, I keep arguing in the book, is that shipping and selling printed objects is very expensive. And sometimes it’s hard to justify particular investments. Today’s news that Australian bookstore chain Angus and Robertson is “demanding a payment (from publishers and distributors) if they want their books to be sold by the company’s 180 bookstores around the country” comes as no real surprise. More details in the Sydney Morning Herald story, but the bottom line is that one of the nation’s largest bookstore chains will probably no longer stock this year’s Miles Franklin winner.

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