Swiss to Reinstate Fixed Book Prices

In Europe by Amanda DeMarco

The debate over fixed book pricing remains a complicated and volatile one in Europe. By Amanda DeMarco On March 18 the Swiss parliament approved a fixed price system for books in German-speaking Switzerland, both for online and in-store sales as of next year. The debate over fixed book pricing is a complicated and volatile one in Europe. Various degrees of …

Is the Agency Pricing Model a Net E-Book Agreement in Disguise?

In Discussion by Edward Nawotka

By Edward Nawotka At the end of today’s lead story surveying UK independent booksellers’ attitudes toward selling e-books, writer Roger Tagholm writes: “Many note that [the agency pricing] model is effectively an e-book NBA (the UK agreement, abolished in 1995, that banned discounting) and that it is this which is providing them with the opportunity.” “I’m struck by the fact …