Blogs

  • Diversity means everybody

    Syima Aslam Director of the Bradford Literature Festival

    The Bradford Literature Festival was created out of imperatives that were unashamedly simple. Read more

  • A room with a view

    By Philip Jones

    Editor at The Bookseller

    Last week The Bookseller held its first face-to-face event for 18 months: the FutureBook Conference took place on Friday 19th November, with about 250 delegates,... Read more

  • Yinka… are you ready for media?

    Lizzie Damilola Blackburn Author

    In her series of columns Lizzie Damilola Blackburn, debut author of Yinka, Where is Your Huzband? (Viking), reveals all about the reality behind the dream of... Read more

  • Full stream ahead

    By Philip Jones

    Editor at The Bookseller

    ​Last week I wrote that the growth in the listening market risked leaving publishing behind, with two of the fastest growers, Spotify and Storytel, running... Read more

  • Rethinking poetry prizes

    Jon Opie Deputy director of Jerwood Arts

    Earlier in November, Jerwood Arts announced the three poets selected for the Jerwood Compton Poetry Fellowships 2021/22.  Read more

  • Don’t give up on the audio experiment

    Kelli Fairbrother

    Wow. What an amazing week it has been in the world of audio publishing! First, Spotify bought Findaway, then just as we were all... Read more

  • On John Agard

    Frank Cottrell-Boyce Screenwriter, novelist and occasional actor

    This week, John Agard became the first poet to win the BookTrust lifetime achievement award. Here, judge Frank Cottrell-Boyce pays tribute to him. Read more

  • A matter of volume

    By Philip Jones

    Editor at The Bookseller

    I used to imagine an Apple event where its c.e.o. Tim Cook would unveil a standalone audiobook app with exclusive audio-only titles available on subscription.... Read more

  • The dangerous debt of gratitude

    Nelle Andrew

    I don’t like dinosaurs, or cars. I am not interested in trains or engines. I steer clear of enforced gender clothing and regularly put pink... Read more

  • The disability pay gap

    Penny Batchelor Author

    Last month, Penguin Random House released their disability pay gap report along with statistics for sexual orientation and socio-economic background. Whilst the publication of... Read more

  • Who should own whom

    By Philip Jones

    Editor at The Bookseller

    In the 1980s and 1990s The Bookseller produced a regular article called “Who Owns Whom”, which charted the ongoing agglomeration of British publishing.... Read more

  • Making inclusion business as usual

    Lydia Wilkins Journalist

    When you think back over our experience of the pandemic so far, it is hard avoid bumping into the buzzwords. 2021 has been marked by... Read more

  • Writing while caring

    Anna Vaught Author

    Many people who read this month’s column will be carers. If you are not one now, you may be later and some of us will... Read more

  • From pledges to action

    Laurel Brunner Managing director at Digital Dots

    The Bookseller‘s recent Climate Issue (October 15th) successfully addressed the intertwined problem of commercial and environmental sustainability from a range of perspectives. This is vital... Read more

  • Yinka, what happened next?

    Lizzie Damilola Blackburn Author

    In her series of columns Lizzie Damilola Blackburn, debut author of Yinka, Where is Your Huzband? (Viking), reveals all about the reality behind the dream of... Read more

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