In the United Kingdom, the Director General of the Office of Fair Trading decided in August 1994 that the Court of Agreements should review the agreement. In September 1995, several major publishers (including HarperCollins and Random House) withdrew and, in September 1996, the Booksellers Association decided not to participate in the case. In March 1997, the Board of Agreements ruled that Net Book Agreement was contrary to the public interest and therefore illegal.  Prices listed in custom price books are called « catalogue prices. » Note that a price of the product included in the personalized price book must first be entered into the standard price book and labeled « Active. » In 1991, the large chain of Dillons bookstores, followed by Waterstones, began offering a few books with a discount.  However, the concentration of the market and the decline of independent bookstores have also taken place in economies such as Germany and France, where there is still a fixed agreement on the price of books.  Losses in small business were lower than many commentators expected and the number of titles published in the UK increased, despite claims to the contrary, when the NBA was dissolved.  The number of books sold in the UK also increased by about 30% between 1995 and 2006.  The main idea of a BBP is to promote price competition among booksellers to encourage the sale of little-known, difficult or culturally interesting books, rather than simply hosting blockbuster readers. In this regard, an FBP is deemed to ensure that booksellers who provide the corresponding pre-sale services are able to recover their higher costs with a guaranteed margin for blockbusters. Now we all know that when it comes to price, a size is not suitable for everyone.
Most companies have different price points, suitable for different segments of the market. You can have a regional price book and an international price book; or perhaps a reseller price book, an OEM price book, a partner price book, etc. (Ringstad 2004) finds that the level of book prices and the number of titles published are changing in the same way in all Nordic countries (Norway, Sweden, Finland), although only Norway has a FBP and Finland is part of another language group.