BA Conference: SOS goes out for backlist

<p>Bookseller columnist Damian Horner berated BA Conference delegates for their refusal to address apathy concerning backlist, telling them that their obsession with the new is "worse than teenage girls and pop music".</p><p>Horner was speaking at a session about how to milk the backlist "cash cow" more effectively. He said: "If it is not a classic, or not the next big thing, it's worthless [to you]. You are worse than teenage girls and pop music. The obsession of the book industry is the here and now: the next Zadie Smith, the next diet, the next Beckham." He cited Waterstone's recent 99...

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