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dc.contributor.advisorHorton, William H.
dc.creatorVahed, Laila.
dc.date.accessioned2020-04-09T11:50:35Z
dc.date.available2020-04-09T11:50:35Z
dc.date.created1994
dc.date.issued1994
dc.identifier.urihttps://researchspace.ukzn.ac.za/handle/10413/17875
dc.descriptionMasters Degree. University of KwaZulu-Natal, Pietermaritzburg.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe usual route for purchasing a book is for an end user, eg. a library to place an order with a bookshop, eg. Mast. The bookshop places the order for that book directly with the publisher, who may be overseas or local. There are however, some overseas publishers who do not supply their books directly to bookshops in South Africa. Their books are available through one wholesale distributor of books in South Africa who is given an exclusive contract for the supply of that imprint to the local market. The route for an order therefore is from the end user to the bookshop, from the bookshop to the book distributer, and then from the book distributor to the publisher. The book is shipped from the publisher to the book distributor, from the book distributor to the bookshop, and finally from the bookshop to the end user. This is closed market book distribution. The market has effectively been closed to all but one supplier for South Africa. A contract to this effect exists between the book distributor and the publisher.en_US
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dc.subject.otherBook purchases.en_US
dc.subject.otherLibraries in KwaZulu-Natal.en_US
dc.subject.otherRetail book trade in South Africa.en_US
dc.subject.otherPublishers.en_US
dc.subject.otherBookshops.en_US
dc.subject.otherBook distribution.en_US
dc.subject.otherBook trade.en_US
dc.titleAn investigation into the effects of closed market book distribution on libraries in Kwazulu Natal.en_US
dc.typeThesisen_US


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