The large Australian book chain Angus & Robertson has apparently decided it would be a good idea to send invoices to small presses for the lower profit that A&R received from their books (described as a “profit gap”). Not only is this extortionate, clueless, and bad business management, it’s also hilarious reading.
- the Sydney Morning Herald published the original letter & a hilarious dressing down from one of the outraged recipients; Teresa Nielsen Hayden did an awesome annotation of both.
- The clueless chain bookstore company, aware that somewhere on the Internets they were getting some bad press, tries to insert their foot into their mouth more gracefully this time.
- A parody of their first attempt
(and of course boing boing covered it)