Jasmine-Jade Enterprises, parent company of Ellora’s Cave, Cerridwen Press and The Lotus Circle, filed suit against Borders and distributor Baker and Taylor for breach of contract and fraud. The issue involved has to do with books returned in violation of the bookstore chain’s contract with the publisher.
Details can be found at Publisher’s Weekly and Media Bistro. At issue is the chain’s habit of returning significant numbers of ordered books for credit.
Publishers have long complained about the policy of bookstore returns and it hits small publishers particularly hard, so it will be interesting to see how this case plays out.
As if Olivia Merriman doesn’t have enough to do in her beloved town of New Moon Beach, now her grouchy great-grandmother has recruited her to head up their coven of witches; her sisters are miffed, the coven is pushing her to accept the job, and to top it all off an evil wizard is messing with her love life. More info →