Bookselling for pin money should concern us all

<p>Rare is the employee who believes his or her salary is a true reflection of worth. But when shop-floor booksellers complain about their wages, there can be few in the trade who do not agree that they have a strong case. Skilled, knowledgeable and effective staff deserve more than the paltry basic rates reported in "Booksellers on the breadline".</p><p>These salaries are not anomalous in the sector. Even at the highest level, book trade fat cats look scrawny compared to their counterparts elsewhere. Only a handful of senior executives' salaries scrape into the high six-figure mark. At bra...

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