We have a big order from an educational institution. Most of the stock has to be sourced from America. I e-mailed a list of around 50 isbn's to Baker & Taylor, our American wholesaler and the next morning a spreadsheet arrived in the inbox with availability and prices and the order fulfilled.
I can't think of a single supplier in this country that would be that damned efficient.
Yesterday I phoned a small publisher about getting some of their stock down for an event we're hosting - for free.
'Now, that would mean me parceling them up, getting my coat on and going down to the post office thingy and that's going to cost you money I'm afraid.'
Shove your books up your arse.