Source Interlink was granted a temporary injunction disallowing publishers and distributors from denying shipments of the magazines. Source Interlink and Anderson News form 1/2 of the national distributing chain of magazines and books. Source Interlink and Anderson News wanted to impose a 7 cent per copy surcharge. Publishers balked and refused delivery of its weekly magazines. Last week, Anderson News ceased normal business operations but Source Interlink filed suit. Last week, Source Interlink filed suit against publishers alleging antitrust violations. Recently the court granted temporary injunction with a permanent injunction hearing to take place on February 23.
Rumor is that the Anderson News fiasco is preventing books from getting into the stores and that March/April and possibly even May titles might be affected.