A quick win for the forum

<p>One issue that the new body can tackle right away</p><p>The new cross-industry forum is potentially one of the most constructive ever outcomes from a Booksellers Association conference. Five and a half months after Brian McLaughlin, acting m.d. of Waterstone's, used his conference presentation in Dublin to call on the industry to create such a body, the first forum, under the auspices of the Booksellers Association and the Publishers Association, has met; it includes the chief executives of the three leading general book publishers and directors of all the leading bookselling chains, as ...

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