• DIY publicity

    In 30 years of shop-floor bookselling, I have seen bulbous reputations rise . . . and pop. Below the hum of the launch party lies... Read more

  • It's all good

    Last week, I inadvertently caused something of a minor “Twitterstorm” when I grumbled about the uncritical nature of online book reviews. Not on Amazon and... Read more

  • Output remixed

    One of the oft-repeated criticisms of publishing is based around the notion that publishers publish too many books. How can a publisher, or bookseller, give... Read more

  • Agency returned

    After more than six months and some of the most heated arguments I've ever seen in the book business (although rarely between the two protagonists)... Read more

  • The new novel

    The logo we chose for the Goldsmiths Prize [awarded on 12th November to Ali Smith's How to Be Both] is the line that... Read more

  • Blog standard

    There’s a quote from the Times on the cover of my début novel Precious Thing, but until now I haven’t thanked the journalist who wrote... Read more

  • Society of Young Publishers looks to the future

    On Saturday 8th November I attended the annual Society of Young Publishers (SYP) conference at the London College of Communications, The Bookseller being the media... Read more

  • Black and white

    "Cultural diversity is both a moral and a commercial issue . . . the moral arguments for cultural diversity are backed by strong economic incentives.... Read more

  • Insight into publishing

    There are so many publishing MA students and graduates wanting to know more about life in the industry that it seemed like a good idea to... Read more

  • Publishing diversity: my experience

    I decided that I wanted to work in publishing a few months after graduating. Having realised that I’d have to do work experience to be... Read more