Bookseller blogs http://www.thebookseller.com/blogs/rss.html bookseller blogs en Illustrating the point http://www.thebookseller.com/blogs/illustrating-point.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>Rachel Rawlings describes how illustration and publishing can go hand in hand</p> </div> </div> </div> <p> As I sit to write this, I am surrounded by paints and pencils, text books and picture books, drawings and essay notes; in many ways, this jumbled clutter is a fairly accurate representation of me, my academic life in particular.</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, 27/08/2014 - 16:16</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.thebookseller.com/blogs/illustrating-point.html" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.thebookseller.com/blogs/illustrating-point.html#comments blogs Home Rachel Rawlings student blog Wed, 27 Aug 2014 15:20:30 +0000 rachelrawlings 243962 at http://www.thebookseller.com The Renaissance Bookshop http://www.thebookseller.com/blogs/renaissance-bookshop.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>Douglas McCabe looks at how bookshops can stay relevant in the face of Amazon</p> </div> </div> </div> <p> Given the &ldquo;perfect storm&rdquo; that has engulfed UK bookshops in the past 20 years, we should be a good deal more surprised by how many shops have survived&mdash;and opened&mdash;than by how many have closed.</p> <p> We hardly need reminding of every challenge that has emerged to feel their restraint in aggregate, particularly for independents threatened by waves of disruption from the rise of the chains, discounting, the intrusion of supermarkets, the coming of Amazon and the e-book explosion.</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, 27/08/2014 - 16:06</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.thebookseller.com/blogs/renaissance-bookshop.html" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.thebookseller.com/blogs/renaissance-bookshop.html#comments blogs Douglas McCabe Home Wed, 27 Aug 2014 15:08:01 +0000 douglasmccabe 243961 at http://www.thebookseller.com Planning PR http://www.thebookseller.com/blogs/planning-pr.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>Clare Hall-Craggs on how everyone has to work together to make a book a PR success</p> </div> </div> </div> <p> Publicity and marketing departments are being crunched with demands from all sides to generate sales, secure columns, tweet all night and run sell-out events. The nature of the job has completely changed. Once, an outdoor campaign would run itself for a fortnight. Now, content plans cover the pre-publication weeks and the post-publication months, with new content needing to be generated, tweaked and probably tweeted about on a daily basis.</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, 27/08/2014 - 15:56</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.thebookseller.com/blogs/planning-pr.html" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.thebookseller.com/blogs/planning-pr.html#comments blogs Clare Hall-Craggs Home Wed, 27 Aug 2014 14:57:16 +0000 clarehallcraggs 243960 at http://www.thebookseller.com Author vs author http://www.thebookseller.com/blogs/author-vs-author.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>Agent Orange asks how indie authors will cope when Amazon turns its attention on them.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p> If we are learning anything from the Amazon/Hachette spat, it is about how divided the global community of authors (inasmuch as there is such a thing) has become. The schism is between the comparatively tiny percentage of successful, published &ldquo;legacy&rdquo; authors (Authors United) and the great, largely submerged rump of&nbsp; &ldquo;self-published&rdquo; authors.</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">Fri, 22/08/2014 - 15:00</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.thebookseller.com/blogs/author-vs-author.html" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.thebookseller.com/blogs/author-vs-author.html#comments agent orange blogs Home Joshua Farrington Fri, 22 Aug 2014 14:02:18 +0000 agentorange 243791 at http://www.thebookseller.com Doors of perception http://www.thebookseller.com/blogs/doors-perception.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>Bookseller editor Philip Jones on the transition to digital </p> </div> </div> </div> <p> There is a common perception in the book business that the trade has had a soft transition to digital. An equally common perception outside of the business is that we are all just about to drown in it. As the veteran FT columnist John Kay wrote this week, &ldquo;publishers are ill-placed for the new environment&rdquo;, and while &ldquo;some existing publishers will thrive on the basis of their strengths in author support services . . . most will not&rdquo;.</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">Fri, 15/08/2014 - 13:32</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.thebookseller.com/blogs/doors-perception.html" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.thebookseller.com/blogs/doors-perception.html#comments blogs Home Philip Jones Fri, 15 Aug 2014 12:36:28 +0000 philip.jones@bookseller.co.uk 243201 at http://www.thebookseller.com