Blogs

  • What could possibly go wrong?

    Nigel and Claire Jones Owners of The East Gate Bookshop

    Opening a bookshop during Covid restrictions might seem crazy. But then the perfect premises came on the market, the one we had been looking for years.... Read more

  • Yinka, where is your editor? Part 3

    Lizzie Damilola Blackburn and Katy Loftus Author and editor at Penguin Books

    Debut author of Yinka Where is Your Huzband, Lizzie Damilola Blackburn, and her editor Katy Loftus at Penguin, dish the dirt on the reality behind... Read more

  • Long live the book tour

    Peter James

    The bestselling crime writer reflects on how Covid-19 may alter the landscape of promotional book tours­—and shares a tale or two of tours past...... Read more

  • Prime position

    By Philip Jones

    Editor at The Bookseller

    This week, we kick off our annual Review of the Year features that look to analyse the performance of the market, including the books, authors... Read more

  • A hunger for personalisation

    Nick Ponting C.e.o. of Hacche Online Ltd

    Personalised books, created via an app or online, are increasingly popular – just look at the success of Wonderbly or Penwizard. It seems strange, then, that... Read more

  • Confronting the backlist

    Anmol Irfan Journalist and writer

    Books were a major part of my life growing up, and still are. I remember having a recent conversation with someone about horses, where I... Read more

  • Not a clean break

    Eva Ferri Publisher at Europa Editions UK

    Europa Editions UK. In these days, even without a global pandemic, a company with a name like that would have to be of the adventurous... Read more

  • Reality rites

    By Philip Jones

    Editor at The Bookseller

    This time last year, as we headed into 2020, I wondered why the trade was so hesitant about championing itself: after a largely successful decade... Read more

  • Lockdown made our library better

    Marion Tessier Librarian at Kingston Libraries

    My name is Marion Tessier and I work at Kingston Libraries.  This year has been really stressful but also very exciting. I had the opportunity... Read more

  • New horizons

    Amy McPherson Travel writer

    As I stand in front of my bookshelf, staring longingly at the rows of travel guidebooks collected over the years, I let out a sigh... Read more

  • A love letter to European literature

    Sharmaine Lovegrove Publisher at Dialogue Books

    Aged 15 I got a Christmas job at my local bookshop in Battersea so I could save to go interrailing. My parents’ bookshelves were brimming... Read more

  • 2020: an indie publisher's A-Z

    Iain Parke Co-founder of BAD PRESS iNK

    As a new independent publisher launching our first list in 2020, here at BAD PRESS iNK the year has been, well let’s just go with…... Read more

  • The only Black girl

    Silé Edwards Agent at Mushens Entertainment

    I was on page 186 when I knew I was going to finish The Other Black Girl by Zakiya Dalila Harris in one night. The... Read more

  • We need more positive cli-fi

    Ryan Mizzen Author

    Could stories be the missing part of the science communication jigsaw puzzle? The answer to this question could potentially unblock global political action on the... Read more

  • Back of the net

    Josh Clarke Founder of Still Nil Nil

    The age-old issue around what can be done to encourage boys to read has been brought into sharper focus over recent weeks with the announcement... Read more

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