'Inefficiencies in the supply chain, the importance of data and competition for readers' leisure time were big issues raised at this year's leading Edge Books industry forum.
Hopes for an improved supply chain seem to rest of TitlePage, which the Australian Publishers Association is keen to develop, but which is likely to require substantial investment from publishers and booksellers. Changes are already afoot in distribution, with Penguin Random House consolidating its two UBD distribution centres in Melbourne and changing its freight partner from Toll Group to TNT Australia to 'improve service levels and speed to market'.' (Editorial)2017 pg. 24