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Article filed under Independent Business | Written by Justin Dahlheimer | No Comments | Updated on Oct 8, 2008

Big Retailers Seek Exclusive Deals on Books and Albums

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When a small publisher recently agreed to let be the exclusive seller of a new book about Barack Obama, the deal sparked a flurry of protest from independent booksellers and provided new evidence that the e-commerce giant intends to leverage its power as a retailer to gain more control over the production and distribution of books. Continue reading