On the eve of the announcement of the Man Booker Prize shortlist, literary blogger Dovegrereader gives her verdict.
Deputy editor at The Bookseller
A novel due out in January will explore the true story of the Sarajevo Haggadah, a 15th-century manuscript with an eventful history.
Bookshop owner/manager/bookseller at
Country Bookshop is aiming to take its book community online with the launch of a social networking site Booksconnect.
The bidding war for Victoria Beckham's tome was a turning point for China's book fair - and small publishers should join the fun.... Read more
Director, Aitken Alexander Associates Ltd at Aitken Alexander Associates
Booksellers and publishers are blurring their roles, while everybody wants to be a writer. We all need to go back to basics.
Other at Freelance
Supermarkets appear to be taking an increasing share of the book market. Is there a limit to their interest?
The Beijing International Book Fair opened today with some very senior publishers mingling with some very overheated cartoon characters.
A Devon-based health visitor has become one of the most influential literary figures in the blogosphere, courted by publishers and respected by readers.
Maverick entrepreneur Luke Johnson has emerged as a backer for a Borders buy-out. But will his buccaneering style put a few noses out of joint?... Read more
Editor at The Bookseller
From the global economy to high street discounting there is little Quarto's c.e.o. Laurence Orbach does not have a view on.... Read more
CEO/MD/Owner at Fat Face
The returns system protects inefficient companies and fosters sloppy buying. But a move to firm sale terms won
The Book Depository's old website was "thrown up in an afternoon": but as more publishers start selling books direct from their own websites, the site... Read more
The lack of a clear national mandate for the UK public library service risks death by a thousand cuts.
The new Independent Booksellers' Book of the Year Award could have championed books from outside the mainstream.
Editor at Readingzone
Can the industry work together to create a lasting legacy from next year's National Year of Reading?