Bertrams' book club proviso

<p>Richard Lewis</p><p>Bertrams is to demand the right to return lead titles at publishers' expense if they fail to disclose book club deals. The wholesaler is the first bookselling company to move after the recent call for action against heavy discount deals at the BA Conference in Dublin.</p><p>As part of Bertrams' advertising agreement for heavily promoted titles, publishers will have to declare any "factor likely to significantly affect performance" during the first 90 days of publication, such as simultaneous book club promotions.</p><p>"Should this occur," it states, "then Bertrams re...

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