Harry Potter and the Greedy Conglomerates

BBC: Potter publisher halts Asda order

The publisher of the final Harry Potter book has cancelled an order to supply 500,000 copies to Asda supermarkets across the UK.

This is all about greed. Greed on the part of the publisher for wanting to over-charge for cheaply made, mass-produced books (because they can). Greed on the part of Asda for wanting to lower prices to out-sell the competition (and, in the process, put small bookshops out of business by cherry-picking the top-selling titles).

There really is no excuse for buying books from supermarkets.

Richard Carter

A fat, bearded chap with a Charles Darwin fixation.


  1. Quite right, Nick. Don't know what came over me. A rush of blood to the head, I think. I have corrected 'on behalf of' to 'on the part of' - which is actually what I meant to say.


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