Thursday, February 25, 2010

Penguin boss unfazed by march of ebooks

In the Daily Mail, Penguin chief executive, John Makinson, tells Simon Duke that while the 'transition from physical [publishing] to digital is a momentous moment for the industry' he (unsurprisingly) doesn't believe that the role of publishers will be diminished.
Makinson believes publishers will be ‘more than a filter’, or a stamp of authority amid the deafening noise of budding authors trying to sell their work online.

‘I see the role of the publisher being extended rather than reduced in this world,’ he said.

‘We make decisions about what we want to publish, edit the content, design the content then sell and manage the product.’

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