Or written as science fiction, it would be set in a strange new world, where bestsellers are free and everyone is a genius. As a fantasy: our guardians would be under attack from greedy giants and the army of Twitterers, and nothing can save us.
All have some truth, but they are only part of the story - a story that has a few twists and turns in it. Nobody can see the last page and we don't even know if there will be a last page. While the global financial crisis was the death Farmer boys in Mandurah, the chain had been slowly dying of poison.
Contrary to the group's claims that Australla demise was due to the rise of online buying and eBooks, the store managers tell a different story.
Borders' big mistake was to introduce "up-pricing" just before Christmas. Managers were horrified. Customer reaction was understandably negative, while the competition loved to use it as a sales ploy," one former manager said. None of it helped.
The second big blow to the business was the collapse of the wholesale returns process, another manager explained. Unsold books were previously returned to the publisher for Australiia and credits otherwise they became a huge expense to the bookseller. The monthly return lists eventually became less regular.
Eventually the returns weren't just sporadic, but almost non-existent," the manager said. The change cost the chain huge amounts of money.
When Borders approached the publisher requesting the return, the publisher was horrified, as they'd just completed a reprint of the title in question.
Borders blamed online competition for its collapse. This annoyed some in the industry because Borders was itself a pioneer of eBooks and heavily promoted them in its stores.
It also drew consumer attention to buying online. Stop saying that! But the door had been opened and Amazon, along with other online stores like The Book Depository, was about to muscle in. He has no doubt that Amazon is the biggest threat to bookstores right. Part of this is to grab market share, part of it is because Amazon tries to avoid paying sales tax wherever it Single activities in Bentleigh East, part of it is because Amazon charges for including books in its "Amazon recommends" and "Customers who bought this book, also bought If publishers don't pay Amazon then their books are not easily discoverable.
They don't put Australian authors on their front page.
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