Bookseller blogs http://www.thebookseller.com/blogs/rss.html bookseller blogs en Listen and learn http://www.thebookseller.com/blogs/listen-and-learn.html-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-label">Short Description:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Kew Bookshop's Anna Zammit on how bookshops and schools can work together</p> </div> </div> </div> <p> Earlier this year, Kew Bookshop was faced with an uncertain future following a planning application to redevelop the site that would have seen the retail space double in size, which would have priced the bookshop out of the equation, as well as changing the unique aesthetic of the area.</p> <div class="field field-type-datetime field-field-publication-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thu, 18/09/2014 - 15:31</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.thebookseller.com/blogs/listen-and-learn.html-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.thebookseller.com/blogs/listen-and-learn.html-0#comments Anna Zammit blogs Home Thu, 18 Sep 2014 14:33:06 +0000 annazammit 253101 at http://www.thebookseller.com A fair shout for fees http://www.thebookseller.com/blogs/fair-shout-fees.html <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-label">Short Description:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Author and festival organiser Freya North on paying author fees</p> </div> </div> </div> <p> John McLay, founder of the Bath Festival of Children&rsquo;s Literature, <a href="http://www.thebookseller.com/blogs/joint-venture.html">wrote in <em>The Bookseller</em></a> that when authors attend a festival, they enter into an unspoken agreement with the festival organisers not to expect a fee. I don&rsquo;t agree.</p> <div class="field field-type-datetime field-field-publication-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thu, 18/09/2014 - 15:07</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.thebookseller.com/blogs/fair-shout-fees.html" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.thebookseller.com/blogs/fair-shout-fees.html#comments blogs Freya North Home Thu, 18 Sep 2014 14:08:47 +0000 freyanorth 253098 at http://www.thebookseller.com Another country http://www.thebookseller.com/blogs/another-country.html-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-label">Short Description:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Bookseller editor Philip Jones on the Scottish independence referendum</p> </div> </div> </div> <p> Next week, residents of Scotland will have the opportunity&mdash;for the first time in more than 300 years&mdash;to decide whether to remain part of the United Kingdom or become an independent nation. The book business is not a disinterested party. A &ldquo;Yes&rdquo; vote will have implications for anyone working in the book sector and, as our coverage in recent weeks has shown, the trade is&mdash;perhaps rightly&mdash;split.</p> <div class="field field-type-datetime field-field-publication-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wed, 17/09/2014 - 14:25</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.thebookseller.com/blogs/another-country.html-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.thebookseller.com/blogs/another-country.html-0#comments blogs Home Philip Jones Wed, 17 Sep 2014 13:27:16 +0000 philip.jones@bookseller.co.uk 252980 at http://www.thebookseller.com A fine balance http://www.thebookseller.com/blogs/fine-balance.html-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-label">Short Description:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Society of Authors chief executive on the balance between authors, publishers and readers</p> </div> </div> </div> <p> Publishing is the process of getting an author&rsquo;s thoughts and ideas to the mind of a reader. Book publishing was carried out in the traditional manner for so long that everyone began to believe that publishers, agents, publicists and bookshops were essential to the process. The multiplicity of options brought about by the digital age remind us that there are only two constants in the publishing process &ndash; the author and the reader.</p> <div class="field field-type-datetime field-field-publication-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Tue, 16/09/2014 - 12:10</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.thebookseller.com/blogs/fine-balance.html-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.thebookseller.com/blogs/fine-balance.html-0#comments blogs Home Nicola Solomon Tue, 16 Sep 2014 11:12:12 +0000 nicolasolomon 252518 at http://www.thebookseller.com Shake a legacy http://www.thebookseller.com/blogs/shake-legacy.html <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-label">Short Description:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Tim Walker on the impact of the upcoming Booksellers Association conference</p> </div> </div> </div> <p> As we stand on the cusp of another huge autumn selling season for our trade, I am optimistic, albeit cautiously, for the future. This year, I am honoured to be able to build on the legacy of Books Are My Bag and there are some really exciting plans for BAMB in October. We want to highlight that books are more than just consumer products, they are cultural artefacts; and bookshops are more than just retailers, they are cultural oases at the heart of communities.</p> <div class="field field-type-datetime field-field-publication-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thu, 11/09/2014 - 17:43</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.thebookseller.com/blogs/shake-legacy.html" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.thebookseller.com/blogs/shake-legacy.html#comments blogs Home tim Walker Thu, 11 Sep 2014 16:44:50 +0000 timwalker 251186 at http://www.thebookseller.com