Lee Hadden writes: \"Today\'s Wall Street Journal (April 10, 2002), has a front page article
about selling books to wholesalers such as Costco and Sam\'s Club. The
article, \"Selling Literature Like Dog Food Gives Club Buyer Real Bite:
Pennie Ianniciello Picks Books for Costco Wholesale, Where Stacks Go Fast\"
by Matthew Rose. For some runs of popular books, the wholesale chains are
an important sources of sales, not quite rivaling Barnes and Noble or
Amazon, but getting up there in sales volume.
Read more about it in today\'s paper, or if you have a subscription,online.\"
A somewhat related Story on the Authors Guild, who is urging members to remove links on their Web sites to Amazon because they offer used editions of current books.
\"Amazon\'s practice does damage to the publishing industry, decreasing royalty payments to authors and profits to publishers,\" the Guild said in a statement Tuesday.