Booksellers ask for help on returns and promotions ahead of reopening

Booksellers ask for help on returns and promotions ahead of reopening

Publishers need to be flexible on returns and direct readers away from Amazon to help indies get back to business when they start reopening next month, booksellers say.

Bookshops will start raising the shutters from 15th June after Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced a further easing of lockdown measures this month.

However, although the publishing industry has shown support to retailers during the crisis, the Booksellers Association has made a number of requests to the trade about what it can do to help. They range from extending returns windows and offering a grace period on invoice ...

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