Net Book Agreement


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Net Book Agreement

n
(Journalism & Publishing) a former agreement between UK publishers and booksellers that until 1995 prohibited booksellers from undercutting the price of books sold in bookshops. Abbreviation: NBA
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In 1995 he was on the council of the Publishers Association during the fierce debates between publishers about whether or not to defend the Net Book Agreement.
THE Net Book Agreement, which stopped cut-price selling, collapsed two years ago.
Hodder Headline's sales climbed to about pounds 26 million in the Christmas run-up after the Net Book Agreement collapsed.
The future of the net book agreement (NBA) is uncertain.
One result of these clashes was the Net Book Agreement of 1900, which introduced an element of stability in the industry by fixing publishers' retail prices, but which recently has again become a source of problems between British retailers and publishers.
In 1997, the collapse of the net book agreement - which fixed the price at which retailers sold titles - ushered in an era of intense price competition in the market.