• Ties that bind

    By Clare Alexander

    Director, Aitken Alexander Associates Ltd at Aitken Alexander Associates

    As the 'rebel agents' continue to plot their departure from PFD, what is the truth behind the author/agent relationship Read more

  • Back to front?

    By Hugh Salmon

    People don't buy 'backlist' or 'frontlist' books Read more

  • Listen up


    When the CD disappears, the present rights and funding model for audio must change. Read more

  • BBC takes guide back to books

    By Philip Jones

    Editor at The Bookseller

    BBC Worldwide's deal for Lonely Planet is about more than its books, but rival travel guide publishers will still be left sweating. Read more

  • Sport beats highbrow

    By Graham Sharpe

    As the William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award longlist is announced, it is tough to understand why the literary world seems to look... Read more

  • Tim Harford: The Logic of Life

    By Benedicte Page

    Deputy editor at The Bookseller

    Funny, brutal and eye-opening: a rational choice theorist explores the economics of love and marriage. Read more

  • More than a bookshop

    By Denis Hellewell

    Independent bookshops need to diversify to survive, but when do you stop being a bookshop and start becoming a coffee shop, ice-cream parlour, cyber caf... Read more

  • The Newton and Charkin show

    By Philip Jones

    Editor at The Bookseller

    The publishing world will be watching with interest Richard Charkin's move to Bloomsbury. Read more

  • David Roche Q&A

    By Alison Flood

    Borders UK chief executive responds to questions following the management buyout of the UK chain from its US parent. Read more

  • The independent gene

    By Helen Kogan

    independent publishers share a genetic coding which combines the 'bloody-minded' gene, and the 'let's look at it another way' gene. Read more

  • When Borders met Books Etc

    By Philip Jones

    Editor at The Bookseller

    Back in 1997 publishers reacted with unbridled joy and excitement to the news that US giant Borders had bought Books Etc. Ten years on, things... Read more

  • The Retail Awards in pictures

    By Philip Jones

    Editor at The Bookseller

    Photos from The Bookseller Retail Awards 2007. Read more

  • Celebrating the fine art of bookselling

    By Neill Denny

    Other at

    The Bookseller Retail Awards were confirmation, yet again, that the book trade is in rude health, despite, or perhaps because of, the rapid pace of... Read more

  • Retail Awards: New-century booksellers

    By Neill Denny

    Other at

    The Bookseller Retail Awards demonstrates how fresh challenges are bringing out the best in British booksellers. Read more

  • Learning curve


    CEO/MD/Owner at Fat Face

    A new direction is needed to save the campus bookshop from the same fate of irrelevance as the college television room. Read more

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