Minister calls for united front

<p>Alison Bone</p><p>Minister for creative industries and tourism James Purnell has called on publishers to work with the government to keep the UK at the forefront of world publishing.</p><p>Purnell told delegates at last week's Publishers Association International Conference at SOAS in Bloomsbury: "You are such a successful industry, both creatively and in business terms. But we don't want to rest on our laurels. The global market is expanding across the industrial world--both an opportunity and a challenge for all creative industries."</p><p>He pointed to the spread of the internet and t...

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