Blogs

  • Nature of change

    By Helen Pearson

    Chief magazine editor at Nature

    Last month, news firms with a combined audience of more than a billion united to put climate change on the agenda. Here’s why...... Read more

  • A colourful approach: designing Elton John’s Me

    By James Annal

    Art Director at Pan Macmillan

    Pan Macmillan's art director James Annal talks us through the process of designing the cover for Elton John's memoir.   Read more

  • Talking stock

    By Philip Jones

    Editor at The Bookseller

    With Super Thursday just gone, the big autumn releases on the runway, the Booker days away, and FBF around the corner, Philip Jones takes stock. ... Read more

  • What is it about bookshops….?

    By Sarah Dennis

    Owner at Mostly Books

    Ahead of Bookshop Day, bookshop owner Sarah Dennis highlights what makes independent bookshops special.     Read more

  • Movers and makers

    By Philip Jones

    Editor at The Bookseller

    As Pan Macmillan moves home, Philip Jones assesses the impact that an office move can have on a publisher's business.  Read more

  • BBC, Please let people hold actual books on telly

    By Sarah McIntyre

    Author and illustrator at Various

    Illustrator Sarah McIntyre calls on the BBC to allow physical copies of children's books on its programmes. Read more

  • The good beginning

    By Philip Jones

    Editor at The Bookseller

    Philip Jones reflects on CLPE's recent report on ethnic representation in children's books, as well as Pete Selby's rousing call for the retail industry to... Read more

  • The politics of publishing

    By Philip Jones

    Editor at The Bookseller

    Philip Jones weighs up whether the book trade can, or should, try to balance politics with business. Read more

  • Blessed be the booksellers

    By Philip Jones

    Editor at The Bookseller

    In his latest Editor's Letter, Philip Jones reflects on the success of independent booksellers, and the work they still have to do.  Read more

  • The Brexit test for publishing

    By Richard Charkin

    Founder at Mensch Publishing

    Richard Charkin discusses new models of publishing and the fast-paced publishing journey behind William Waldegrave's Brexit book. Read more

  • Why are we squeezing creative writing out of schools?

    By Liz Hyder

    Writer, creative workshop leader and freelance PR consultant at Various

    Publicist and debut children's author Liz Hyder calls on publishers to be more vocal about the negative impacts of creative writing being sidelined by the current education... Read more

  • Roll up for the main event

    By Philip Jones

    Editor at The Bookseller

    The Bookseller's editor Philip Jones shares what attendees can expect from the Children's Conference 2019. Read more

  • The adventurers

    By Philip Jones

    Editor at The Bookseller

    For deeply adventurous publishing to stand a chance, it needs to be backed by equally adventurous bookselling, says Philip Jones. Read more

  • Announcing FutureBook's audio originals writing competition

    By Philip Jones

    Editor at The Bookseller

    This time last year, we asked writers to imagine the future of the book, as part of FutureBook's first ever writing competition—this year we are... Read more

  • The new literary tastemakers: can they be trusted?

    By Adam Blades

    Lecturer, Publishing at Oxford Brookes University

    Publishing lecturer Adam Blades looks at how celebrity tastemakers are transforming what we read, and what this means for professional literary criticism. Read more

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    by Bill Bryson
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    by Philip Pullman
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    by J K Rowling; Jim Kay
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    by James Patterson
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    by Lucinda Riley
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