Blogs

  • Why booksellers are winning

    Mark Pilkington Author

    The recent success of the Independent Booksellers Week has underlined the extraordinary achievement of owner-operated book stores in the face of the lockdowns. During the... Read more

  • Diversification and dirty words

    Anna Vaught Author

    If you are making a living from your writing, that is marvellous, but for everyone else, keep the day job. Perhaps you saw The... Read more

  • Engaging English

    By Benedicte Page

    Deputy Editor at The Bookseller

    There’s a feeling of real energy and momentum to the Lit in Colour: Diversity in Literature in English Schools report released this week, from research... Read more

  • Judging in a pandemic

    Simon Savidge BookTuber and judge

    Over the last 15 months during the pandemic my reading has been all over the shop. Sometimes I have almost been unable to put a... Read more

  • Meaningful action

    Penny Batchelor Author

    Diversity – a lot is talked about it but, somewhat incongruously in our business that specialises in words, what actually matters is action. Management and... Read more

  • Lit in colour

    Dr Zaahida Nabagereka Lit in Colour programme manager at Penguin Random House UK

    This week we’ve published the findings of research conducted by Lit in Colour, a campaign run by Penguin Random House and The Runnymede Trust... Read more

  • A natural part of life

    Jared Shurin Marketing strategist

    There’s one date set in stone in my cultural calendar: the Bradford Literature Festival (which starts today). Even in this year’s ‘reduced form’ -... Read more

  • Networking is not a dirty word

    Clare Mackintosh Author

    I loved the trailer my publishers created for my new thriller. Over the course of a month it accumulated around 20,000 impressions on Twitter.... Read more

  • Dodgeball

    By Philip Jones

    Editor at The Bookseller

    Some years ago I got into a contretemps with one of the major publishers. Actually, it was before my time as editor, so in fact you... Read more

  • The write recovery

    Antonia Byatt C.e.o. at First Story

    I was lucky last week; I got out, and it was fantastic. I went to a live book launch event at Commerce House in Tottenham,... Read more

  • Clout culture

    Nels Abbey Author and founder of Black Writers Guild

    The idea of ‘cancel culture’ as something new and uniquely threatening is a red herring. There has always been 'cancel culture' – newspapers and current... Read more

  • Moving the goalposts

    By Benedicte Page

    Deputy Editor at The Bookseller

    Another week, another shifting of goalposts. Read more

  • A bruising from Brexit

    Lynn Michell Founder and director of Linen Press

    I used to love sliding a Linen Press book into a padded envelope and addressing it by hand. A business card went inside and a... Read more

  • Indie realities

    Louise Walters Author and publisher

    Approaching my fiftieth birthday in 2017, I decided I wanted to be a publisher. I was a published novelist, with my debut having done rather... Read more

  • Debut power

    David Annand Author

    Publishing a debut novel is never easy. 100,000 long-form works of English-language fiction are published every year and even in normal circumstances it’s a struggle... Read more

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