Piracy forces more cuts in textbook orders this year
- Austin’s Bookstore
Amid concern that official indifference to the plague of pirated text books will allow the practice to persist and in the face of the unrelenting assault from pirates, Lloyd Austin, proprietor of Austin’s Bookstore, the city’s largest, has had to effect still more cuts to orders for text books.
“Unfortunately we have had to institute more cuts in the volume of school texts that we have ordered this year and I’m afraid that some of those buyers who have a preference for original published texts will be disappointed. We have no choice,” Austin told Stabroek Business.
The practice of acquiring and illegally copying and selling published texts has become a multi-million-dollar business in Guyana and it is widely believed that its persistence has been a …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.