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Flexible pricing or independent booksellers who pay for readings?

The chains’ dominance of the bookstore segment of the U.S. book publishing industry is a result of the value the country places on open competition. Would you be willing to give up bargain pricing if it meant a thriving culture of independent bookstores and a system that rewards authors with a comfortable yearly income? According to Critical Mass, that’s the choice that Germany made.

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  1. DMS

    As a reader, I will look for pricing as an important aspect of my choice. With on line book sellers offering bargain prices and the convenience of not having to get out of my home, it has become more so. I believe that only a minority of readers value author readings and autographs.

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