Publisher offers staff book sale

Penguin offered staff a Christmas book sale after distribution problems forced it to withhold its traditional 75% discount on Penguin titles. The publisher, which moved to a new warehouse and automated distribution system earlier this year, has experienced delays in book deliveries after suffering difficulties with software that matches orders with stock. Susan Taylor, human resources director, said that it was important for the organisation to offer staff an alternative. The book sale offered employees a 70% discount.