Prices on books

<p>The current debate about pricing on book jackets raises serious questions that must be answered by those who wish to live in what James Heneage describes as "cloud-cuckoo-land" (News, 26th September).</p><p>Today you can see the price and judge the value. How is the industry going to explain to the consumer the logic behind removing cover prices? How can retailers stop the stickers being swapped around and deflect confusion, bartering or arguments at the till? Can shop staff make no mistakes in pricing from what presumably would be new-style invoices? Will signed books cost more, and can...

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