A quasi-internal magazine for the Costco network of big-box retailers features their book-buying department†
. It doesn't give many huge insights, other than verification that big publishers have the clout and the need to bend over backwards for a company like Costco. On the other hand, it's a nice revelation that the Costco book buyers still do it the old-fashioned way: reading galleys and placing individual orders.† The magazine has a stupid interface; either figure out the navigation at the top, or download the PDF here.
Labels: book buying, bookseller, costco