P519 ORACLE 519 Sat29 Jul C4 2204:02   HARD TIMES FOR THE BOOKSELLERS? 1/5 Bestseller so far this year in Dillons' Nottingham branch is Ordnance Survey Sheet 129 Nottingham and Loughborough, and not many people know that. Second comes the Nottingham Red Book, Rosemary Conley's Hip and Thigh Diet, and Stark by Ben Elton. Obviously this list is not repeated in Leicester or Aberdeen branches, let alone in London's Gower Street but it does highlight the diverse and unpredictable nature of the book retailing industry. more follows > HOUSES FOR SALE IN YOUR AREA 281 Newsfile Unit Trusts Your Money Adverts
P519 ORACLE 519 Sat29 Jul C4 2200:10    HARD TIMES FOR THE BOOKSELLERS? 1/5 Bestseller so far this year in Dillons' Nottingham branch is Ordnance Survey Sheet 129 Nottingham and Loughborough, and not many people know that. Second comes the Nottingham Red Book, Rosemary Conley's Hip and Thigh Diet, and Stark by Ben Elton. Obviously this list is not repeated in Leicester or Aberdeen branches, let alone in London's Gower Street but it does highlight the diverse and unpredictable nature of the book retailing industry. more follows > HOUSES FOR SALE IN YOUR AREA 281 Newsfile Unit Trusts Your Money Adverts
P519 ORACLE 519 Sat29 Jul C4 2200:00    HARD TIMES FOR THE BOOKSELLERS? 2/5 There is no sure way of creating that elusive bestseller, and by the same token the books which generate the most profitt are not necessarily those which have received the most hype. The £1bn British book market is currently in a state of flux, and is generating as much publicity as the books themselves. A decade of mergers and acquisitions in the publishing world and the establishment of nation- wide chains of specialist book retailers has changed the once 'gentle- manly' image of the industry forever. more follows > For more details read Marketing gfek Newsfile Unit Trusts Your Money Adverts
P519 ORACLE 519 Sat29 Jul C4 2201:11    HARD TIMES FOR THE BOOKSELLERS 3/5 Pentos, which owns the Dillons and Athena chains, has, through chairman Terry Maher, conducted a sustained campaign to have the Net Book Agreement abolished. This has divided the retailers, who are torn between the possibility of price-led book marketing, and the necessity of all-round support for the 50,000 new books published annually in addition to the 500,000 books currently in print. more follows > For more details read Marketing gfek Newsfile Unit Trusts Your Money Adverts
P519 ORACLE 519 Sat29 Jul C4 2205:00    HARD TIMES FOR THE BOOKSELLERS? 4/5 Maher has very clear ideas about just why the British book market is currently stagnant, and equally straightforward suggestions as to just what Pentos, through its retail outlets, would do about it - with the aid of an abolished NBA. Despite claims on both sides that confrontation has been created by the media, both publishers and other retailers dispute not only Maher's complaints, but also his overall view of the market. more follows > For more details read Marketing gfek Newsfile Unit Trusts Your Money Adverts
P519 ORACLE 519 Sat29 Jul C4 2201:01    HARD TIMES FOR THE BOOKSELLERS? 5/5 Maher sees a clear shift in power towards book retailers, as part of a general switch in power across all sectors of industry away from manufacturing. He believes publishers are hesitant about this switch because they have enjoyed pulling the strings up to now. What's more he is not slow to detail how he feels they have abused their position in terms of a notoriously unreliable delivery system, their lack of innovation when it comes to promotion, and their unyielding stance over book pricing. more follows > For more details read Marketing Week Newsfile Unit Trusts Your Money Adverts