• Here be giants

    In a blog post responding to the merger of STM/Education businesses Macmillan Science & Education and Springer Science + Business Media, the respected analyst David... Read more

  • Quid pro quo

    I am often perceived to be “anti- publisher”, but the truth is that I am simply pro “quality books being enjoyed by readers”, and I... Read more

  • From the Zuckerberg effect to effectively telling stories

    The news that Mark Zuckerberg’s New Year’s resolution is to read a book every two weeks and that he has set up an... Read more

  • Surprise, surprise

    Consultants and pundits, look away now. The book market is performing in almost exactly the wrong way. The big publishers are not gaining market share;... Read more

  • Pastures new

    I was recently struck by these words in a picture book: “In some families everyone has a job… and some just can’t get a job... Read more

  • The noise and fury

    Barely two weeks into 2015, and already the year is shaping up to be a humdinger. Booksellers are back! The print book... Read more

  • Cover story

    Stuart Bache is managing designer at HarperCollins. Each year, he compiles a selection of his favourite book jackets from the past twelve months. This time,... Read more

  • 2015: The shape of things to come

    This time last year I wrote that we were just beginning to see the future shape of conglomerate publishing as the merger of Random... Read more

  • 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

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