Blogs

  • Pushing boundaries

    By Philip Jones

    Editor at The Bookseller

    The best publishers, authors, booksellers and readers are trangressors, says Philip Jones. Read more

  • Taking stock

    By Benedicte Page

    Deputy editor at The Bookseller

    Benedicte Page highlights the amazing work being done by the committed and successful libraries shortlisted for The Bookseller's Library of the Year Award 2019. ... Read more

  • The parent trap

    By Polly Osborn

    Marketing and publicity director at Simon & Schuster UK

    Are publishers’ policies on parental leave changing enough to ensure that women in publishing are not impeded, career-wise, after taking maternity leave? Read more

  • Lessons from Australia

    By Meryl Halls

    Managing director at Booksellers Association

    Booksellers Association m.d. Meryl Halls shares her thoughts on collaboration between the UK and Australian bookselling sectors, after delivering the keynote address to the Australian... Read more

  • Equal writes

    By Philip Jones

    Editor at The Bookseller

    Philip Jones reflects on the "robust but not fair" publishing industry ecosystem. Read more

  • Two words…

    By Julie Mayhew

    Writer at Hot Key Books and Bloomsbury Raven

    Author Julie Mayhew calls on her fellow writers to push for inclusion and social mobility when arranging school visits.  Read more

  • The bigger picture

    By Philip Jones

    Editor at The Bookseller

    Philip Jones shares his thoughts on the Publishers Association’s Publishing Yearbook 2019. Read more

  • Showing our steel

    By Stefan Tobler

    Co-founder at And Other Stories

    When the opportunity presented itself to relocate to Sheffield, And Other Stories jumped at the chance—and it hasn’t looked back.  ... Read more

  • Forward line

    By Sophie O'Neill

    Managing director at Inpress Books

    A recent event held in collaboration with Bloomsbury enabled five writers supported by an Arts Council-backed writing scheme to shine.   Read more

  • The book trade must beware lipstick feminism

    By Molly Masters

    Founder and c.e.o. at Books That Matter

    If a feminist brand, blogger or publisher is only centred on thin straight white women, then it’s not feminism, it’s misogyny, says Molly Masters.   ... Read more

  • Is YA Twitter as toxic as mainstream media suggests?

    By Chelsey Pippin

    Writer and librarian at Roedean School

    Responding to the Guardian’s piece on “toxic” YA culture, Chelsey Pippin argues that the online YA community’s sensitivity and nuance is being underplayed.  ... Read more

  • Stand and deliver

    By Philip Jones

    Editor at The Bookseller

    Philip Jones reflects on the increased scrutiny that publishers and authors now face, and how they're dealing with it.   Read more

  • A letter to booksellers during Independent Bookshop Week

    By Clare Mackintosh

    Author at Clare Mackintosh Ltd

    During Independent Bookshop Week, author Clare Mackintosh pens a letter in praise of bookshops and booksellers. Read more

  • Why publishers’ integrity matters more than ever

    By Helen Saunders

    Editorial officer at Open Library of Humanties

    Last week ghostwriter Andrew Crofts’ comment piece ‘Why we publish books we hate’ caused quite the stir. Here Helen Saunders gives her response. Read more

  • Agents of change: The year of campaigning differently

    By Miriam Robinson

    Conference Programmer at Marketing & Publicity Conference

    Miriam Robinson, programmer for The Bookseller's Marketing & Publicity Conference 2019, shares what to expect from the day. Read more

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