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Amazon deprioritises book sales

In the US and Europe, Amazon has deprioritised book sales as the company works to meet the surge in demand for household staples, medical supplies and other high demand products, reports Publishers Weekly (PW).

In a letter, Amazon told suppliers—including publishers—that their goods will receive low priority until at least 5 April. Suppliers were told to expect reduced purchase orders and extended delivery windows for existing purchase orders.

The letter also noted that the company is aware of the effect this will have on businesses, and is ‘working around the clock to increase capacity’.

An independent publisher told PW, ‘It’s going to be a rough ride any way you slice it, given the slim margins we all operate on.’


Category: International news