Editor at The Bookseller
Between 1950 and 1970s, the US and the Soviet Union (USSR) spent millions in an attempt to beat each other into space. The activity, known... Read more
A decade ago, if you had picked up our first issue of the year, you’d have been greeted with the headline, “‘Things can only get... Read more
This isn’t the most cheerful December I can remember, so I’ve been searching for positives and found myself reflecting on a most wonderful festival I... Read more
A decade on, the feature breaks new ground again, expanding to 150, and putting participants into areas of influence, including bookselling, design, rights, writing and... Read more
The book trade is often praised for its durability (not least in these pages), forever teetering on the right side of oblivion.
The Bookseller’s FutureBook Conference held on Monday (see pp10-13) showed a trade comfortable in its own post-digital skin and willing to confront the broader issues... Read more
Head of publishing and commerce at W F Howes
In the last of three pieces on the audiobook sector in the run-up to FutureBook Live, W F Howes’ Dominic White looks at the future... Read more
Could the general election knock the book trade's Christmas spirit?
Author and journalist at Freelance
"When Philip Jones did a call-out for nominations for the 2019 Futurebook Person of the year, just one name leapt to mind."
The book business punches above its weight in terms of keeping the attention on books, but with today’s busy news agenda, the rise of social... Read more
C.e.o. at Whitefox
A number of advances have enabled the self-publishing market to reach maturity—one that is often indiscernible from ‘legacy’ publishing.
Philip Jones reflects on 10 years of FutureBook.
Director at BBC Arts
Later today, an expert panel of leading British writers, curators and critics enlisted by the BBC are revealing 100 genre-busting reads as part of an... Read more
Diarist at The Bookseller
Horace Bent reveals the shortlist for the Diagram Prize for Oddest Book Title of the Year, which enters its 41st year crisis-ridden.
Philip Jones contemplates the forthcoming UK general election and its potential impact on the publishing sector.