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'The middle man to culture'

12 January 2004

‘When I first entered publishing, the bookseller was the middle man to culture. In today's philosophy of the chains and the bottom line, a new form of censorship has begun, where your publishing imprint has to be on the 'accepted' list before a sales rep or a book will be welcomed or considered. This is a form of cultural censorship which bodes ill for society’

British publisher Frank Cass, who sold his company to Taylor & Francis last year