Blogs

  • A whiter shade beyond the pale

    By Jonathan Ruppin

    Literary director at Orson & Co

    Jonathan Ruppin says the book trade "remains riddled" with bias when it comes to ethnic diversity. Read more

  • The old tune

    By Philip Jones

    Editor at The Bookseller

    Philip Jones on the exit of Sainsbury's from the e-book market. Read more

  • What can publishing learn from grime?

    By Crystal Mahey-Morgan

    Owner at OWN IT!

    Crystal Mahey-Morgan looks at whether publishing can learn anything from grime artists choosing to make their own way in the music industry. Read more

  • Tips for publishers from a bookseller

    By Peter Snell

    Manager and director at Barton's Bookshop

    Peter Snell blogs about his experience as an independent bookseller and what he would like to see from publishers. Read more

  • Forging a Korea in translation

    By Deborah Smith

    Translator and founder at Tilted Axis

    Translator Deborah Smith on the popularity of translated Korean literature. Read more

  • Copyright after Brexit

    By William Bowes

    General counsel at Cambridge University Press

    Departure from the European Union will mean government has a policy choice to make for the future direction of copyright, says William Bowes. Read more

  • Kissing the frogs

    By Toby Mundy

    CEO at Toby Mundy Associates Ltd

    The search for a new sponsor for the Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction led the award’s director on a lengthy quest. Read more

  • Broaching Blyton's legacy to new readers

    By Cat Anderson

    Children's specialist at Edinburgh Bookshop

    Edinburgh Bookshop's Cat Anderson on language and design in Enid Blyton's books. Read more

  • Click and win

    By Philip Jones

    Editor at The Bookseller

    Philip Jones on combining physical retailing with online. Read more

  • Extract: more than a bookshop

    By Jorge Carrion

    Author at MacLehose Press

    In an extract from his book Bookshops, Jorge Carrion reflects on traditional bookshops. Read more

  • How YouTube revolutionised children’s entertainment

    By Stuart Dredge

    Co-founder at Apps Playground

    Journalist and Apps Playground co-founder looks analyses the growth in children’s YouTube viewing. Read more

  • Lessons from the shop floor

    By Clare Christian

    Publisher at Red Door Publishing

    RedDoor Publishing founder and publisher Clare Christian on what she learned from spending a day working in a bookshop. Read more

  • Playing it straight: Cover conventions in 'grip lit'

    By Danny Arter

    Creative editor at The Bookseller

    Genre is a funny thing in the book trade: almost essential as a marketing tool, yet used too strictly, or taken as a metonym for... Read more

  • A special place

    By Henry Hitchings

    Author, reviewer and critic at Evening Standard

    Henry Hitchings introduces a collection of essays investigating the myriad pleasures, puzzles and possibilities of bookshops around the globe. Read more

  • The King and I

    By Philip Jones

    Editor at The Bookseller

    It is not often that I get to reprise an interview I did 20 years ago with an executive occupying the same position at the... Read more

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