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
Commissioning editor for audio and podcasts at Trapeze Books
Audio content from book publishers need not be limited to audio facsimiles of books, nor podcasts about books, as the market swells in its variety.... Read more
Editor at The Bookseller
Philip Jones reflects on the ongoing dispute between Swedish audiobook retailer Storytel and the country’s biggest book publisher Bonnierförlagen.
Philip Jones believes Quarto needs to rediscover the vision that saw its kids' publishing business grow 170% in six years.
Writer and producer at Various
As the first National Writing Day approaches, the co-founder of the Ministry of Stories explains how creative writing can transform children’s lives.
Philip Jones discusses the sober findings of Creative Access' recent survey, completed by interns who have entered the publishing industry.
Literary Editor at THE SUNDAY TIMES
Andrew Holgate reflects on Sally Rooney's meteoric—and well deserved—rise to the top, after second novel Normal People scooped the Book of the Year prize at... Read more
M Wynn Thomas
M Wynn Thomas appraises the career of staunch advocate and activist of the Welsh language Emyr Humphreys, who has just celebrated a remarkable century. ... Read more
Philip Jones reflects on how businesses are dealing with the changes to how the physical texts that once sustained them are now being sold and consumed.... Read more
Course director, MA Creative Writing at Birkbeck
After Will Self lambasted creative writing courses for failing to provide their students with a living, MA Creative Writing course director Julia Bell pens her response.... Read more
There’s a lot of debate about diversity in publishing—but how exactly can working class writers overcome the barriers? Kia Abdullah offers five tools that made... Read more
Could the publishing industry learn a lesson from Marvel's latest blockbuster hit "Endgame"? Philip Jones thinks so.
Bookseller at Round Table Books
As Round Table Books—the first permanent bookshop from inclusive children’s publisher Knights Of—opens this week, head bookseller Khadija Osman explains why its mission matters so... Read more