Friday, 31 July 2009

some lit with your veg?

This article on the Bookseller, saying that one in every five books bought in the UK is bought in a supermarket, has really annoyed me. The power supermarket chains have over publishing industries and independent bookshops is so disheartening. Supermarkets do not have the staff (or the want) to really organise their books or assist in advising customers. You only have to look at the Jacqueline Wilson 'scandal,' and that ASDA was selling HP Deathly Hallows for £1 (making a loss no bookshop could possibly compete with) to see that supermarkets have too much power. All hail the independent bookshop, please. No more of this commercial crap.

I'm currently recovering from psuedo-swine flu (I say pseudo because who the hell knows who's got what right now), and am attacking some poetry pieces. I'm very pleased with the work I've done in the past couple of days. So, hurrah!

Am working all this weekend at the bookshop, so going to make the most of writing time today. Also, I'll be taking part in the West Port Twestival, which you should all check out and take part in, too!

In other news, did I tell you about the time a customer asked if Anne Frank had written a sequel to her diary? Did I? Oh dear. Oh very dear. 

1 comment:

  1. Ah, so you are still out there in cyberspace! I agree - and I feel the same way about our local newsagent selling 'remainder' books.
    Hope you are fully recovered - and no relapses please!