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.
But since the abolition of the Net Book Agreement in 1995 they have no control over how much the book is sold for.
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.