Where did the Books Go?

Where did the books go?

If you suddenly find that Borders or Barnes and Nobles, Target, Walmart or your local grocery store seems to be lacking a few books it is because of this: Magazine and book wholesaler Anderson LLC said it is permanently closing its Anderson Services/Prologix facility in Hamilton, eliminating 118 jobs. Why is this a concern to me or anyone else. Because they currently are holding many new books that were supposed to be distributed in March and April. Anderson distributes books and magazines to approximately 40,000 retailers in the United States so this will be a big hit to the retailers.

Why did this happen - because the company tried to impose a 7 cent per copy surcharge for the publications it markets and the publishers refused to pay and suspended business. Now the books will be destroyed and it makes me sick to my stomach to think of that happening to perfectly good books.

Who will this affect? It will affect not only the consumer, but the authors as well. New releases from authors such as Jayne Ann Krenze, Elizabeth Lowell, Lori Foster, Kate Douglas and Stella Cameron to name a few. Kate Douglas who also blogs over at Running with Quills says: "All those books are going to be sitting in boxes, locked up in warehouses, and eventually will be remaindered...covers ripped off and returned to publishers."

Although the books won't be available in the stores, they will be available online at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and other online retailers. So, if you suddenly find that you can't get the latest release of your favorite author in the store, go online and buy it.

Kate is asking us to spread the word that books scheduled to be released over the next few months will be available online.


  1. WOW. Thank you so much for the award. I'm honored. I'm really enjoying learning about your blog, as well!

    A Novel Menagerie

  2. thank you so much for your post about Anderson News--and you explained it much better than I did! Sorry it took me so long to get over here...life lately is a little nutsier than usual! But, I wanted to let you know how much I appreciate your doing this.


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