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Fire Sale on Bestselling Books? Not Quite.

(2) Comments | Posted October 21, 2009 | 5:27 PM

In the last week, all of the major discounters in the United States have decided that fourth quarter revenue is going to be weak. As a result, they've elected to use books as the sacrificial loss leader to generate sales of everything else. Even if it means a loss to...

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I Sell Books. More Specifically, I Sell Time.

(3) Comments | Posted October 9, 2009 | 9:35 AM

Independent booksellers account for about 10% of the total volume of sales of books in the United States. Though merely a rough estimate, it is one that publishers and media alike often cite to define the role that businesses like mine play in the retail book trade. I do not...

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