Removal of r.r.p. shifts power to booksellers, Irish retailers report

Removal of r.r.p. shifts power to booksellers, Irish retailers report

Booksellers should have the power to price books themselves, as removing the r.r.p. gives retailers more flexibility, Irish booksellers have testified.

In the 3rd March issue of The Bookseller, a group of prominent UK indie booksellers—including Patrick Neale of Jaffé & Neale Bookshop, Ros de la Hey of The Mainstreet Trading Company and Nic Bottomley of Mr B’s Emporium of Reading Delights—said it was time for the industry to revisit the debate around removing r.r.p. on print books in the UK in order to give retailers a better chance to counteract growing overheads, such as the increase in...

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