Once, Stephen Johnson was managing director of Random House South Africa.
"Fear of Amazon" may not yet be a phrase in the dictionary, but it is the sentiment that underlies the merger between Random House and Penguin.
M&G books editor Darryl Accone looks at the implications of the merger of two of the biggest names in publishing.
Britain's Pearson and Germany's Bertelsmann are to merge their publishing units, Penguin and Random House, to recover ground lost to Amazon and Apple.
The ebook boom has reached new heights, but not high enough to boost book sales in the United States overall.