Small books, great profits

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rom Mr Adam Horovitz

Sir: The essential drift of James enton's article ("Cheap, small and perfectly formed", 31 July) seems to be suggesting that the Penguin 60s' format should only be used as a sampler for literature.

Surely it would be more innovative and better for the written word, were publishing companies to put new writing out in this format. Poetry, for so long caught between expensive covers, could in this way become more truly popular, in much the same way as "Poetry on the Underground" has found new audiences and tax brackets.

In this way, poet, publisher and punter would benefit equally. May it happen soon.

Yours sincerely,

Adam Horovitz

Stroud, Gloucestershire

1 August