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'Creative organisations'

5 September 2011

'The big debate for anyone at the moment is where does publishing provide value? What is our role? In my view what we do is we select, we nurture, we position, we promote, we leverage - but author care, editorial expertise, design excellence - those things are absolutely critical. We are creative organisations, and we must never lose sight of that. Amazon has never made a bestseller - you first have to have a great book, and then you need marketing and publicity teams to create the consumer demand.'

Tom Weldon, CEO of Penguin UK in the Bookseller