Blogs

  • Empathy and evidence

    By Stephen Lotinga

    CEO at Publishers Association

    The PA’s chief executive argues that accurate figures must inform the debate on author pay—including a revision from his own organisation.  ... Read more

  • The world elsewhere

    By Anita Sethi

    Journalist at Freelance

    The moral case for geographical diversity, as set out by the Northern Fiction Alliance, stands to benefit the industry in its entirety argues Anita Sethi.... Read more

  • The measure of success

    By Philip Jones

    Editor at The Bookseller

    Philip Jones believes the big groups dominating the publishing landscape today are the same as those that dominated it 20 years ago. Read more

  • Man Booker: 'lovely surprise' to see Bauer but where is Barker?

    By Alice O'Keeffe

    Books editor at The Bookseller

    Books editor Alice O'Keeffe shares her views on the 2018 Man Booker Prize longlist.  Read more

  • Always look to the future

    By Vanessa Harbour

    Author at Firefly Press

    Vanessa Harbour shares how being disabled has allowed her to achieve her dream of being a writer.   Read more

  • Crunching the numbers

    By Philip Jones

    Editor at The Bookseller

    Philip Jones analyses the findings of the recently-released Publishers Association Publishing Yearbook 2017. Read more

  • Reflecting Realities: why so surprised? An open letter from a small press

    By Katrina Gutierrez

    Director of projects and communications at Lantana Publishing

    In light of the Reflecting Realities report, Katrina Gutierrez explains how the industry can better support small presses working to increase representation in children's books.... Read more

  • Libraries: talking stock

    By Tim Coates

    Campaigner at Libraries

    Publishers need to speak up and champion reading in the face of the erosion of the book stock in England’s public libraries, says Tim Coates.... Read more

  • The general publisher of tomorrow

    By Pete Duncan

    Publisher at Prelude Books

    Pete Duncan on the challenges he faced launching new print-facing publisher Prelude Books. Read more

  • A return to bookselling

    By Noel Murphy

    After 20 years in publishing, Noel Murphy has gone back to the bookshop floor. Read more

  • Capital concerns

    By Kevin Duffy

    Publisher at Bluemoose Books

    After its recent Walter Scott Prize win, indie list Bluemoose Books expected the media to be beating a path to its door. Its co-founders were... Read more

  • Can books net World Cup euphoria?

    By Philip Jones

    Editor at The Bookseller

    Philip Jones calls on the industry to make books part of the national conversation.  Read more

  • Access all publishers

    By William Bowes

    Director of policy and general counsel at Publishers Association

    Those in the trade who believe current policy-making on Open Access only matters to the academic market are mistaken, argues William Bowes. Read more

  • Open letter on author earnings

    By Nicola Solomon

    Chief executive at Society of Authors

    The Society of Authors' Nicola Solomon and The Authors' Licensing & Collecting Society's Owen Atkinson pen a letter to the PA's Stephen Lotinga on author... Read more

  • Fact, friction and author pay

    By Philip Jones

    Editor at The Bookseller

    Philip Jones breaks down the debate around author earnings and publishers' profits. Read more

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