'Don’t let the fox in the coop'; Daunt warns against Amazon’s dominance

'Don’t let the fox in the coop'; Daunt warns against Amazon’s dominance

Waterstones boss James Daunt has warned the Scottish book industry against the growing dominance of Amazon, saying that if the retail giant ever implemented print book subscriptions it would make working in the books business “frankly intolerable”.

Giving the opening keynote speech at the Scottish Book Trade Conference run jointly by Publishing Scotland and the Booksellers Association on Tuesday (26th February), Daunt said that while the threat posed by retail giant Amazon may have “slowly receded in our minds”, their “extraordinarily attractive propositions [of Prime and Same Day Delivery...

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