• Channel funnel

    The words on the front cover of this week’s issue are not uncontroversial: “how to build a bestseller”. There is no single factor that moves... Read more

  • What about sales?

    I went to the Society of Young Publishers Careers Speed dating event last night (25th February) as part of team sales. Each major area of... Read more

  • Lock and key

    Last week, the Ministry of Justice said it will allow independent booksellers to deliver to prisons, after applying online. Fives Leaves Bookshop owner... Read more

  • Different planets

    The contrasts between big and small publishing never cease to throw up points of interest about how this business works. This week’s edition of The... Read more

  • How geek is chic at the BBC

    I never questioned the lack of women in technical roles during my six years as a Microsoft employee. I joined a team in 2009 where... Read more

  • Disjointed agency

    Jonny Geller’s survey of the London literary agency scene is a splendidly comic piece of understated menace. Perhaps I am programmed... Read more

  • Generation XX

    Women tend to dominate issues of The Bookseller. Last week it was Murtagh, Enright, Atkinson and Harper Lee; this week it is Baroness Rebuck, Tonkinson,... Read more

  • Reflecting on Women in Publishing

    I have been reflecting on Women in Publishing (WiP), which was established in 1979, having completed two sets of interviews with Sarah O’Reilly at the... Read more

  • Flower power

    This is a good news issue of The Bookseller. The Lead Story celebrates the two remaining “Evergreens” that have sat within Nielsen BookScan’s... Read more

  • Joined agency

    Are there are too many literary agencies? All other sectors of the industry have consolidated in response to digital disruption—publishers, booksellers, wholesalers and public relations... Read more

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