Potter and the dwindling booksellers
January 12, 2007 at 10:09 PM ET
HPANA (via Telegraph)
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With no release date of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows in site, some independent booksellers in the UK claim that they will not stock the book due to the overly discounted prices from online sellers like Amazon and big chains, W H Smith and Waterstone's.
The survey by The Bookseller magazine, found that a quarter of the booksellers gave their reasons that it costs more to by from the publisher than from above mentioned outlets. One bookseller quoted stated:
We made a loss on the last one and I am not prepared to make a loss on this one. Independent bookshops are being discriminated against and being offered a lower discount and are being cut out of the market.
A Bloomsbury spokeswoman responded by saying:
We don't give extra discounts on Harry Potter to anybody. We are the largest independent publisher left in the UK and we will do everything we can to support independent bookshops.