With all the talk of libraries turning their backs on fiction, perhaps the future lies with independent booksellers.
Indie publishers are getting increasingly annoyed by retailers who ignore their proposals. There is now a rising feeling of rebellion.
Can the blundering former deputy PM succeed where others have failed, and make a political book entertaining? Headline hopes so
Agent at Snowbooks
The one job publishers never outsource is choosing what to publish: but what about showcasing the slush-pile and allowing readers to choose for themselves.... Read more
"A code of conduct for editorial consultants would be good for writers; good for literary agents; and best of all, it would be good for... Read more
The Espresso Book Machine could once again shift the balance of power, giving bookstores the competitive advantage they have been seeking.
The battle lines used to be quite easy to draw in the library sector, but CILIP chairman Bob McKee has changed all that.
Founder and c.e.o. at Yodomo
"From the moment the Man Booker longlist is announced the literary world is buzzing, but we wanted to show our awareness that it doesn't stop... Read more
Agent at Consultant
"Months of workshops, designing, testing and re-designing later and we're happy that we've shifted our site from being a company on broadcast to being genuinely... Read more
Deputy editor at The Bookseller
The Victorian spine-chiller makes a welcome return in this collection of ghostly tales for kids of 10 and over.
It might be vital for a publisher to a have a top-notch on-line presence, but for authors it's all too often an expensive self-indulgence.... Read more
Myrmidon Books was still reeling on Thursday after getting the third book it has ever published on the Booker longlist, but other publishers were quick... Read more
Despite pressure from the web and the supermarkets, the big high street chains have solid prospects.
Director, Aitken Alexander Associates Ltd at Aitken Alexander Associates
Some literary consultancies are charging thousands of pounds to advise would-be authors. There needs to be a code of practice.
Cambridge University Press replies to Bonus Book's accusation of "cowardice" for withdrawing the book Alms for Jihad.