Syima Aslam Director of the Bradford Literature Festival
The Bradford Literature Festival was created out of imperatives that were unashamedly simple.
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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