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
Editor at The Bookseller
Philip Jones reflects on the increased scrutiny that publishers and authors now face, and how they're dealing with it.
Author at Clare Mackintosh Ltd
During Independent Bookshop Week, author Clare Mackintosh pens a letter in praise of bookshops and booksellers.
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.
Conference Programmer at Marketing & Publicity Conference
Miriam Robinson, programmer for The Bookseller's Marketing & Publicity Conference 2019, shares what to expect from the day.
Academics at Kingston University
Political memoirs are big business – and these academics think they’ve found an algorithm that will help their would-be publishers take smarter risks.
The fight to acquire US bookseller Barnes & Noble is a battle for the future of the book business, says Philip Jones. ... Read more
Literary agent at Trident Media Group
Could a revived physical retail scene allow US publishers to make more decisions based on editorial instinct rather than numbers alone? ... Read more
Owner and founder at The Mainstreet Trading Company
How can bricks and mortar stores claim a slice of the pie as audiobooks experience a boom but CDs lose out to digital downloads?... Read more
Brand-publishing specialist at Various
The industry really needs to up its game if it wants to make a difference when it comes to diversity in the publishing landscape. ... Read more
Deputy editor at The Bookseller
The Open Access movement is accelerating, and with it, the challenges for academic publishers, who must think more creatively than ever about how their businesses... Read more
In all of the current adulation for James Daunt, current chief executive of Waterstones and incoming chief executive of Barnes & Noble, it is worth... Read more
In a world of divided polemic and political outrage, should the publishing industry continue to give a platform to voices they abhor?
Director at The Literary Consultancy
The Kim Scott Walwyn shortlist share their thoughts on the industry.
Professor of Publishing Studies at University of Stirling
The furore over Creative Scotland’s withdrawal of funding for the Scottish Review of Books shows that tired old attitudes towards diversity live on.... Read more