• A foot in the door

    Salaries and the use of interns are long-standing debate topics within the media sector. We know salaries - particularly at entry level - are low... Read more

  • Sieghart: on the money

    The Independent is wrong to damn the new Sieghart Report as a "romantic fiction" with nothing but euphemisms to offer a decimated public... Read more

  • Student blog: second chances

    The great dream of postgraduate education is that, somehow, you’re going to do it better this time around. Mostly, this is an illusion. You will... Read more

  • Christmas pop-up for Dublin indies

    Several independent Dublin publishers have come together to form a publishers’ collective (Dublin Independent Publishers or DIP), deciding to tackle the Christmas shopping season head-on.... Read more

  • Author support

    In a world where advances and royalty cheques are dwindling, it is worth remembering there are other sources of funds that authors may be able... Read more

  • Black and white

    There must have been a fair few of us from the gentler arm of retailing that is bookselling who recoiled in horror at the recent... Read more

  • B is for book

    How do you measure the true value of the book business? It’s a common enough question for which there is no common answer. Yet, with... Read more

  • The library of the future?

    When I attended the opening of the Library of Birmingham last year it was hard not to get caught up in the excitement. I had... Read more

  • Lifting a virtual veil

    At the Hay Festival a couple of years back, I heard Google chief executive Eric Schmidt talking about why the company paid so little tax... Read more

  • Self belief

    After struggling to get a book deal for years and then deciding to self-publish, a writer friend of mine couldn’t believe it when I said... Read more