Switzerland looking at fixed book prices
February 17, 2010 | 11:26 am
By Paul Biba
Switzerland is looking at reinstating its fixed book price law. This law, like those in France, Germany and Italy, restricts the sale of books below the publisher’s recommended price. The rationale is to support independent booksellers, small publishers and chains that have to compete with Amazon.
There is currently some dispute as to whether the new law should apply to online book retailers. More info here.