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Everything I've written about bookshops

The trouble with eBooks: publishers defying the laws of physics

It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends upon his not understanding it -...

Pearson gets smart and cuts out the middleman

This week came some news that got the Australian Twitterverse buzzing - Pearson has bought the online assets of REDGroup...

Why a book is not a dress

Sherry Redux Since I posted on Nick Sherry’s prediction that physical book shops will largely close within 5 years,...

Booksellers squeal as Minister states the obvious

It is a truth universally acknowledged (at least within the Australian retailing sector) that a failing retail business is in...