Authors voice fears over Borders sale

Authors voice fears over Borders sale

<p>The Telegraph reports that authors have voiced fears that the likely sale of the Borders and Books etc chains in the UK could result in store closures, leading to further misery for the quality literary fiction market in Britain.</p><p>&quot;The Society of Authors believes that if any Borders stores close, further market share will be handed to supermarkets, which have made a big move into book retailing. The focus by Tesco and Asda on selling high volumes of a limited range of best-sellers will lead to &#39;fewer books by good authors&#39; being published, the society believes. &#39;It is worrying and authors are very anxious about it. The high street is so important when it comes to publishers deciding what is published,&#39; said Mark Le Fanu, the writer and general secretary of the Society of Authors.&quot;</p>