Blogs

  • Trading up

    By William Bowes

    Director of policy and general counsel at Publishers Association

    William Bowes believes the redrawing of trading relationships with a number of territories worldwide is a chance to reassert the bedrock principles of UK publishing.... Read more

  • Christmas markets

    By Benedicte Page

    Deputy editor at The Bookseller

    Benedicte Page looks ahead optimistically to the book market's performance in the forthcoming Christmas period.   Read more

  • When success is not enough

    By Horace Bent

    Diarist at

    Horace Bent talks us through the six-strong shortlist for the 2018 Diagram Prize for Oddest Book Title of the Year. Read more

  • Bookers, Burns and bounces

    By Philip Jones

    Editor at The Bookseller

    Following the Man Booker Prize 2018 winner reveal, Philip Jones reflects on the role and relevance of the prize in today's literary landscape. Read more

  • From zero to hero

    By Stephen Lotinga

    Chief executive at Publishers Association

    A recent EU ruling could have huge ramifications for the digital market, says Publishers Association's chief executive Stephen Lotinga. Should the UK government follow its... Read more

  • The best laid Plan S...

    By Steven Inchcoombe

    Chief publishing officer at Springer Nature

    Could limiting the avenues through which research can be published, as Plan S proposes, be detrimental to the wider academic publishing community? Read more

  • Levelling the field for books

    By Philip Jones

    Editor at The Bookseller

    Philip Jones considers the impact that EU finance ministers' decision to reduce VAT rates on digital books will have on publishers. Read more

  • Stuck in the middle with you

    By Philip Jones

    Editor at The Bookseller

    Philip Jones argues that publishers must continue to promote free speech in the face of increasing political extremism. Read more

  • Finding the good place

    By Philip Jones

    Editor at The Bookseller

    Philip Jones asks whether Brexit could be beneficial for the book trade. Read more

  • Opening doors

    By Catherine Murphy

    Author at Stinging Fly

    Author Catherine Murphy discusses how literary festivals and book events can accommodate disabled attendees. Read more

  • Levelling the field

    By Claire Malcolm

    Chief executive at New Writing North

    New Writing North’s chief executive addresses the challenges facing under-represented writers and outlines how the group hopes to rewrite that story.  Read more

  • Life after Waterstones

    By Philip Jones

    Editor at The Bookseller

    Philip Jones considers the future of Foyles, following Waterstones' shock acquisition. Read more

  • The perfect Foyle?

    By Julia Kingsford

    Director at Kingsford Campbell & The Good Literary Agency

    Julia Kingsford considers the positives and negatives of Waterstones' recent acquisition of Foyles for both parties. Read more

  • Risk assessments

    By Benedicte Page

    Deputy editor at The Bookseller

    Benedicte Page considers publishers fears regarding the DfE's new quality assurance scheme consultation for school materials. Read more

  • Creating the hype at Richard Johnson's Bonnier

    By Philip Jones

    Editor at The Bookseller

    Philip Jones reviews "disruptor in chief" Richard Johnson's memoir, Show Me Your Medals. Read more

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