Mon, 15/10/2012 - 15:28
When I first travelled to Africa I was told that the continent resembled the shape of a human heart. While publishing in the continent may be less romantic there is still a vibrant
publishing industry. Yes, there are challenges, as...
Mon, 08/10/2012 - 12:16
Soaring unemployment rates, a bulging deficit and tight austerity measures; Spain is one of the countries most affected by the Eurozone crisis. The latest figures from the Spanish Publishers’...
Mon, 08/10/2012 - 11:47
Double-dip recessions, riots in the streets over austerity measures, political shifts in national elections and the complete collapse of the property market—all in all, it has been a terrible few years for Europe and the euro. It has also been a tough few years for UK publishers and their international sales departments, with certain...
Mon, 08/10/2012 - 11:38
Melissa Harrison’s sensitively written, lyrical début novel Clay (Bloomsbury, January) follows four city-dwellers over the course of a year. All share a deep connection to a seemingly grubby, nondescript inner-city park and the natural world within it.
Neglected by his mother, eight-year-old TC is free to bunk...
Thu, 04/10/2012 - 10:37
Chloe Hooper’s The Engagement (Jonathan Cape, January) is a gothic tale about a forced betrothal set in the modern-day Australian Outback.
Liese Campbell has an arrangement for the weekend: to stay with rich farming heir Alexander Colquhoun at his country pile in western Victoria. Liese, an English architect, works at...
Wed, 26/09/2012 - 15:19
Barbara Kingsolver cemented her already considerable literary reputation when she won the 2010 Orange Prize—“my first and only experience of the paparazzi,” she recalls delightedly—for her last novel, The Lacuna. She describes the writing of The Lacuna—an epic novel which spanned decades and...
Mon, 24/09/2012 - 11:48
The Bookseller: Rising Stars
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What exactly is a Rising Star? That is one of the questions we contemplated as we looked over the entries for our second...
Thu, 13/09/2012 - 10:46
Booksellers are going through difficult times. Not only in Anglophone markets, but all over the world. The industry is changing at a pace that is fast and furious; and size and a big name are no longer a safeguard against failure as last year’s demise of well-established companies such as Borders, Angus & Robertson and Russia’...
Fri, 17/08/2012 - 10:32
The seven-day Yale Publishing Course on Leadership Strategies in New Haven, Connecticut, provides “concerted time out of the office to get in deep and think about the issues. There’s nothing like it in the UK.”
So says course attendee and London Book Fair boss Alistair Burtenshaw, and he should know: the Reed...
Wed, 15/08/2012 - 09:54
Every publisher is trying to grow children’s, which is seen as stable compared with the volatility of the rest of the market.” HarperCollins Children’s Books m.d. Ann-Janine Murtagh’s assessment of the UK children’s books market is not merely bias towards the sector she is in; it is borne out by the statistics...