Gayle Feldman is The Bookseller's US correspondent.
Jill Pattle is the owner of The Linlithgow Bookshop, West Lothian
The Society of Young Publishers will be blogging each month to assist, inform and enthuse anyone trying to break into the publishing industry or progress within it.
Jane Griffiths is a commissioning editor at S&S Children's.
Matt Taylor is the owner of the Chepstow Bookshop in Monmouthshire
Padraig Reidy is news editor of Index on Censorship and former deputy editor of New Humanist.
Michael Heyward is publisher and co-owner of the Australian publisher Text, which is run as a joint venture with British independent Canongate.