Blogs

  • An open letter to Swindon Council

    By Steve Antony

    Author/illustrator at Hachette Children's

    Author/illustrator and Swindon Libraries Patron Steve Antony pens an open letter in response to plans to close 10 of the borough's 15 libraries Read more

  • Guadalajara - the new Frankfurt?

    By Tomás Granados Salinas

    Editorial at Grano de Sal

    Tomás Granados Salinas reflects on this year's Guadalajara Book Fair. Read more

  • Fantasy, funny fiction, Famous Five and familiar faces fit for fruition

    By Fiona Noble

    Children's previewer at The Bookseller

    Fiona Noble, The Bookseller’s children’s previewer, reveals her top tips for the coming 12 months. Read more

  • Insecurity, fear, frustration and helplessness

    By G X Todd

    Author and librarian at Mobile library, West Midlands

    Author and librarian G X Todd on how it feels to be a librarian amid the changes to the library service in the past decade.... Read more

  • A deeper conversation

    By Ted Hodgkinson

    Senior programmer for literature and spoken word at Southbank Centre

    Publishers and festivals can work hand in hand to promote an author’s latest book but the backlist can be just as important, says Ted Hodgkinson.... Read more

  • Remodelling World Book Night

    By Sue Wilkinson

    Chief executive at The Reading Agency

    The Reading Agency's chief executive Sue Wilkinson on how the organisation is revamping World Book Night.   Read more

  • How can libraries survive and thrive in the 21st century?

    By Rob Wilson

    Minister for Civil Society at Department for Culture, Media and Sport

    Rob Wilson on how the government wants local authorities to think differently about public libraries. Read more

  • Putting diversity Centre Stage

    By Danuta Kean

    Books Editor at Mslexia

    Danuta Kean, author of a new report on diversity in theatre, says what consumers respond to is not the race of the cast or the... Read more

  • Going to Guadalajara

    By Tomás Granados Salinas

    Editorial at Grano de Sal

    Tomás Granados Salinas on the importance of the Guadalajara Book Fair. Read more

  • For Helen

    By Emily Thomas

    Publisher at Blink Reality

    In a reading to be given at Helen Bailey's memorial service, Blink Reality's Emily Thomas shares her memories of the late author. Read more

  • Embracing awkwardness

    By David Shelley

    C.e.o. at Little, Brown

    Embarrassment is an obstacle in publishing’s bid to become more diverse, says David Shelley, but it’s healthy and necessary. Read more

  • Speaking up

    By Naomi Bacon

    Freelance consultant and creative strategist at Freelance

    Naomi Bacon on the importance of good public speaking skills to professional development. Read more

  • Judging the William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award

    By Graham Sharpe

    Co-founder and chair of judges at William Hill

    William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award's Graham Sharpe on the process of choosing a winner and the history of the prize. Read more

  • What was not lost

    By Philip Jones

    Editor at The Bookseller

    Philip Jones on the financial models underpinning the publishing business and why we should recognise the effort of those in the background of books' success.... Read more

  • Rates of change

    By Giles Clifton

    Head of corporate affairs at The Booksellers Association

    The BA's Giles Clifton says that the government's reforms to business rates have been welcomed, but they still present "a real threat" to booksellers.... Read more

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