Thursday, 17 June 2010
Bring back the Net Book Agreement!
... or so Sam Jordison argues in today's Guardian.
The original suggestion that the death of the NBA would not harm independent booksellers and promote a wider range of sales has clearly not borne fruit--and it's ironic to see that the chief executive of the now-defunct Dillons was its cheerleader.
What do you think? Would the reintroduction of a price-fixing cartel be backward (and unenforceable) step? Or would readers and writers be better served by an arrangement which stopped Tesco and Amazon undercutting the rest of market? Would it see more titles published, or less?