Ottakar's looks to Intranet rep

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Richard Lewis</p><p>

Ottakar's will be buying titles through its own Intranet site by late summer, it announced this week. The system, which has been developed in conjunction with HarperCollins and Random House, will dramatically reduce the number of rep visits to Ottakar's branches.</p><p>

In the scheme, first revealed in The Bookseller last November, booksellers will select and buy forthcoming titles while viewing content fed in from publishers. The bulk of Ottakar's internal operations will be put on the site, which will include marketing and personnel information, and details of pu...

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