Skip to Content

'Publishers are relevant'

31 January 2011

'Publishers are relevant. We have practical expertise and, of course, money. We give our authors advances which enable them to concentrate on their work in hand... My idea of hell is a website with 80,000 self-published works on it - some of which might be jewels, but, frankly, who's got the time? What people want is selection and frankly that's what we do.

Our industry is going through the most profound revolution since Gutenberg. It affects everything we do. There is a fight for survival for long-form reading which I'm really up for but there are certain categories of books that will change.

Gail Rebuck, CEO of Random House UKPenguin Random House have more than 50 creative and autonomous imprints, publishing the very best books for all audiences, covering fiction, non-fiction, poetry, children’s books, autobiographies and much more. Click for Random House UK Publishers References listing, in the Guardian