LBF Report: The key debates at the fair

<p>A packed LBF seminar programme saw lively debate on issues facing the UK and international book industry. Here are summaries of the three best sessions:</p><p>British Bookselling: What does the future hold?</p><p>The proposed takeover of Ottakar's--and the prevalence of central buying at Waterstone's--came under fire from publishers at a seminar on British book retailing, but they received support from a fellow retailer.</p><p>Jonathan Cape's Dan Franklin said that central buying is already narrowing choice, and that a Wottakar's merger would make things worse. Profile's Andrew Franklin ...

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