Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Polish Publishers Face Sales Slump, Propose Fixed-Pricing, Fight Piracy

Challenged by shrinking sales and online piracy, Poland’s publishing industry aims to mitigate losses with more stringent price regulation, reports Jaroslaw Adamowski.
Could limiting the period for fixed book prices give a needed boost to backlist sales by allowing retailers to discount after the initial buying frenzy is over?
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