Saturday, June 03, 2006


Ever wonder what makes a book a best-seller? Well The Times has blown the secret, exposing the way in which the major bookshop chains charge publishers up to £50,000 a week to place books on "recommended" lists. "No authors appear on recommended lists unless their publishers pay the fees, and those refusing to pay may not even find their titles stocked":,,1-523-2200275-523,00.html