Bricks-and-mortar: Bookselling and supermarket philosophy

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Ryan, Simon and Been, Carly. (2013). Bricks-and-mortar: Bookselling and supermarket philosophy. International Journal of the Book. 10(2), pp. 55 - 66.
AuthorsRyan, Simon and Been, Carly
Abstract

The closure of Australia's most iconic and prolific bookselling chain, Angus & Robertson, reduced access to bricks-and-mortar bookstores for many readers. This paper examines the attempted importation of supermarket retail strategies into the relationship between the A&R group and publishers. The Tower Books affair began as a demand to publishers from the retailer for up-front fees for their product to be stocked. This caused a public controversy which counterposed commercial power with 'soft' cultural power.

Year2013
JournalInternational Journal of the Book
Journal citation10 (2), pp. 55 - 66
PublisherCommon Ground Publishing
ISSN1447-9516
Scopus EID2-s2.0-84883890806
Web address (URL)https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=hlh&AN=91761692&site=ehost-live
Page range55 - 66
Research GroupSchool of Arts
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Place of publicationUnited States of America
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