Waterstones reduces prominence of PRH books in credit limit dispute

Waterstones reduces prominence of PRH books in credit limit dispute

Waterstones has reduced the visibility of books from Penguin Random House in its branches after the publisher placed a limit on its credit.

The dispute between the country's biggest dedicated bookshop chain and its largest trade publisher began late last year and has seen Waterstones booksellers being told to manage their stock in such a way as to avoid running out of individual PRH titles.

A spokesperson for PRH confirmed a credit limit had been introduced “at a very significant level” in the last quarter of 2020 but claimed there were “no practical restrictions on trading now”.

However...

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