The FutureBook Innovation Awards are open for business

Join us Friday, 12th September, when the deadline for the 2014 FutureBook Innovation Awards prompts our #FutureChat topic of the week. Live on Twitter, at... Read more

Pulp fiction

Is the paperback format pulped? Last year, the value of sales in the format dipped below £1 billion for the first time in a decade... Read more

Nadine Dorries tops May's e-book ranking

Last week The Bookseller published its May e-book ranking, with Head of Zeus once again scooping the top title on the list, The Four Streets... Read more

10 things you may not know about ebooks and UK public libraries

1. Libraries don’t have the right to lend e-books. See http://shelffree.org.uk/2014/03/12/the-right-to-e-read/ Read more

Down with Disruption

Publishing is a business that’s indivisible from language. Most people who go into it do so because they believe in the power of words to... Read more

The second wave

What do you do when digital adoption slows? Move on. With e-book growth officially slowing now in both the US and UK, much of the... Read more

iOS 7: Doing it for the kids

One of the less remarked upon features of iOS 7, the new mobile operating system for iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch, has been the arrival—at... Read more

An illustrated publisher turns online retailer: a case study for a collaborative future?

An illustrated book publisher in search of growth has to look for new outlets and new opportunities. Back in early 2011 – in what might... Read more

The Road to Discoverability Part 1 – Metadata, SEO and Serendipity

I was asked to chair a panel at Tools of Change conference last week on Discoverability and it was a theme that emerged time and... Read more

Brightline, Big City

News comes out of New York overnight that Brightline, yet another new publisher, has entered the e-book market. Read more