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As if life wasn’t hard enough for smaller publishers

Just been reading this article in the Times about some of the outrageous payments demanded by some of the booksellers from publishers to stock and promote their books. This of course miltates against the smaller publishers for whom sums of up to £50,000 are just in dreamland but also from the readers point of view makes the phrase bestseller effectively mean nothing.

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,1056-2202068,00.html

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