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Do Supermarkets set low value expectations/perceptions for Books

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Offline GlynThincs Reading A Long Way Back by Liz Wainwright
08 Aug 2012, 09:15 AM | Post: #1

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Do Supermarkets set low value expectations/perceptions for Books

This post was last modified: 08 Aug 2012 09:16 AM by GlynThincs.
How do the public regard books which are sold cheaply at high volume in supermarkets?
On the one hand they encourage sales of a few popular lists.
Or do they make low volume realistic prices look expensive and elitist?
Offline beardsley'sboots
08 Aug 2012, 09:38 AM | Post: #2

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RE: Do Supermarkets set low value expectations/perceptions for Books

I don't think supermarkets set low value/expectations on books. My supermarket does to books for £8. I have found some good writers this way. Indeed a shopper recommended Girl with the Dragoon Tattoo to me. Supermarkets have a part to play in encouraging people to buy books. I think what is damaging bookshops is on-line shopping and the growing popularity of e readers.

The last time i purchased a book in a traditional bookshop was Christmas. I purchase very few traditional books these days, and this is someone who wanted nothing to do with e readers. Oh how I've changed.
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Offline alawston Reading The Cambridge List - Robert Clear
08 Aug 2012, 11:41 AM | Post: #3

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RE: Do Supermarkets set low value expectations/perceptions for Books

The collapse of the net book agreement and supermarkets subsequently discounting popular titles as loss leaders killed independent bookshops long before e-commerce got going.
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