Bookseller Briefing 27/19 – week ending 5 July

Publishing ‘sleepwalking into oblivion’ over library e-book lending barriers, says librarian The book world is “sleepwalking into oblivion” if there are not changes to the terms under which e-books are made available to libraries, a chief librarian has warned. In recent weeks, the US has seen a number of controversies on the issue, including a demand…

Bookseller Briefing 36/18 – week ending 7 September

South African publishers investigated for alleged price-fixing The Publishers’ Association of South Africa (PASA) and its 91 members are under investigation by the country’s competition authority over alleged price-fixing on books. PASA, which is the largest publishing industry body in South Africa, comprises publishers including the South African branches of international publishers Oxford University Press, Taylor…