Book retailer REDgroup is a victim of online retailers (and the federal government's rejection of recommendations to open up the local market) or simply poor management. Crikey asked publishers and retailers what it means.
Reports of the death of independent retailers greatly are greatly exaggerated. Weird little micro niche, mum and dad businesses with great customer service are enjoying a renaissance.
Chris Burgess, the General Manager of Leading Edge Books has taken a leaf out of Angus & Robertson's book and is now demanding equally outrageous terms. Payments can apparently be made in blood. Or flesh apparently.