Blogs

  • From pledges to action

    Laurel Brunner Managing director at Digital Dots

    The Bookseller‘s recent Climate Issue (October 15th) successfully addressed the intertwined problem of commercial and environmental sustainability from a range of perspectives. This is vital... Read more

  • Yinka, what happened next?

    Lizzie Damilola Blackburn Author

    I’m staring at the blinking cursor at the top of the blank page. Sooo much has happened since my last column. Gosh, where do I... Read more

  • Where it happens

    By Philip Jones

    Editor at The Bookseller

    Frankfurt 2021 will not go down as a vintage edition of the great trade show. But its comeback after last year’s curtailment marked a solid... Read more

  • No more pulp

    Lizzie Norton Trustee at the Children's Book Project

    With sustainability and green practices now top of the agenda for many companies, here at the Children’s Book Project (CBP) we are asking you as publishers to... Read more

  • Building bridges

    Trevor Cox Professor of Acoustic Engineering at the University of Salford

    How often do we hear an engineer’s voice in books? Roma Agrawal and her critically-acclaimed Built - The Hidden Stories Behind Our Structures (Bloomsbury Press), comes to... Read more

  • 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

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