BA urges publishers to reveal cl

<p>Colin Marshall, president of the Booksellers Association, has sent a letter to the trade press condemning publishers for using "outdated costing models" that give book clubs an "unfair" advantage. The letter calls for publishers to recognise that consumers buy books from multiple, overlapping outlets, and suggests that publishers give booksellers a window to sell new titles before cheap editions are made available from book clubs and other direct sellers.</p><p>Though stopping short of insisting publishers provide this window, Marshall writes: "What is absolutely the key is that publishe...

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