Academic publishing chiefs urged to work in campus bookshops

Academic publishing chiefs urged to work in campus bookshops

Academic publishing chiefs are being urged to try their hand at working in a campus bookshop in a bid to bring the two arms of the trade closer together.

The Booksellers Association's (BA) managing director Meryl Halls called on bosses and heads of department at academic and specialist publishers to join its Shopfloor Booksellers initiative at the sector's annual Academic Book Trade Conference yesterday (10th May).

The scheme has been running succesfully for the trade arm of the publishing industry for two years, seeing some of the publishing's biggest names - such as Penguin Random House...

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