Blogs

  • Copping in

    Sherri Aldis, Chief of United Nations Publications in the Department of Global Communications, UN

    Launched a year ago at the Frankfurt Book Fair by the UN and the IPA, the Sustainable Development Goals are essential tools for publishers to... Read more

  • That creeping feeling

    Simon Ings

    Fiction that lazily predicts a dystopian, ecologically decimated world is doomed to fail; instead novelists must engage on a new level with the climate crisis... Read more

  • Protecting stillness

    Silé Edwards Agent at Mushens Entertainment

    This month, I have been reflecting a lot on the kind of agent I want to be, the list I want to build and the... Read more

  • Closing the loop

    Simon Mackay

    In order to make a substantial lasting change to the sustainability of the trade, we must create a circular economy focused on book reuse and... Read more

  • Emission invisible

    George Walkley

    Received wisdom may suggest that digital books are a lower-emission option than print, but the truth is far more complex—and must be scrutinised... Read more

  • Outside the boxes

    Jared Shurin

    With consumers now insisting businesses do the heavy lifting for sustainability, this is the time for firms to really analyse their green credentials  ... Read more

  • The Greta effect

    Emily Marples

    Those who market and publicise books on climate change for children can make a vast difference by keeping messaging positive—and by collaborating. Read more

  • Small minds: why a growth mindset is anathema to solving the climate crisis

    Timothy Morton

    The time for a business-as-usual approach to the climate has long since passed, argues author, academic and activist Timothy Morton, and urgent steps need to... Read more

  • The burning question

    Molly Flatt and Caroline Sanderson

    The climate emergency isn’t a terrifying future trajectory to be found in manifestos from tech magnates or the pages of cli-fi novels. It’s right here,... Read more

  • Hidden labour

    Sarah Shaw Editorial and marketing assistant at Fairlight Books

    Emotional labour is hardly a new concept, but surprisingly there hasn’t yet been a study of this form of work in the book industry -... Read more

  • Connection issues

    Nelle Andrew Agent at RML

    Nelle Andrew explores how we can rebuild connections in a post-lockdown world Read more

  • Old trade, new futures

    Fleur Sinclair Owner, Sevenoaks Bookshop

    The New Futures Initiative - launched at the end of September and announced in The Bookseller - is a scheme to reach out to... Read more

  • Prior knowledge

    By Philip Jones

    Editor at The Bookseller

    The appointment of Penguin General m.d. Joanna Prior to run Pan Macmillan after its current c.e.o. Anthony Forbes Watson leaves that role is a big... Read more

  • From access to impact

    Sophie Goldsworthy Director of content strategy and acquisition at Oxford University Press

    Digital content and learning is nothing new - but the pandemic has accelerated existing trends, cramming as much as a decade’s worth of digital evolution into... Read more

  • Allies, step it up

    Anna Vaught Author

    I am struggling to condense everything that troubles me about recent events in our industry... Read more

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