Industry chiefs call for calm in the wake of ‘Brexit’ vote

Industry chiefs call for calm in the wake of ‘Brexit’ vote

Industry leaders are urging a calm approach as the book trade faces a sudden and prolongued period of economic uncertainty following last week’s decision to leave the European Union. But some also expressed anger at the outcome of the referendum.

Penguin Random House UK c.e.o. Tom Weldon told The Bookseller: “There is no precedent for the position the country is in and there is still a long way to go before any clarity ensues. But what is clear at this stage is that talking down our industry and talking up worse-case scenarios will not be helpful. We must remain calm but focused on how we ...

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