Blogs

  • Making publishing pay

    By Katherine Rushton

    Publishing pays peanuts, why doesn't it get monkeys? Read more

  • Format fallout

    By Philip Jones

    Editor at The Bookseller

    Picador's decision to publish dual editions, will only hasten the demise of the literary hardback novel. Read more

  • The Peter-Parky effect

    By Anna Richardson

    The media is already pushing books into the limelight as sales hungry stars take to the channels, but we have yet to see this year's... Read more

  • Harry Potter and goblet of writs

    By C CHRISTIAN

    Other at

    Publishers are being targeted by the lawyers over 'unofficial' Harry Potter guides: but why should they cave into the bully boy tactics of those with... Read more

  • Scrum down with Lewis Hamilton

    By Graeme Neill

    Other at

    A good media scrum is one of the most fun things you can do as a journalist - Lewis Hamilton's book launch did not disappoint.... Read more

  • Matt Rees: The Saladin Murders

    By Benedicte Page

    Deputy editor at The Bookseller

    Palestinian history teacher Omar Yussef fights crime in a violent story set in lawless Gaza. Read more

  • Going independent in Wood Green

    By Simon Key

    Bookseller at Big Green Bookshop

    A new indie is to open in Wood Green. "We know that we're going to have to spend a few days skulking around in Borderstone's,... Read more

  • Living with Richard and Judy

    By Philip Jones

    Editor at The Bookseller

    Today's Richard and Judy scare might prompt publishers to look beyond the TV duo--for a while at least. Read more

  • Christmas jeer

    By PAUL SMIDDY

    Other at Freelance

    The outlook for Christmas is not good, but there are some bright spots. Read more

  • The magic number

    By Hugh Salmon

    As booksellers abandon their three-for-two offers, and lower the 'free postage' thresholds online, there is less incentive for readers to look for new authors.... Read more

  • Michael Allred: Madman Volume One

    By Benedicte Page

    Deputy editor at The Bookseller

    The superhero with the lead-filled yo-yo is back. Read more

  • Merry riskmas

    By ALAN GILES

    CEO/MD/Owner at Fat Face

    Christmas shoppers are increasingly leaving their festive shopping to the last minute; it is a dangerous trend for retailers. Read more

  • Free and easy

    By Jeff Gomez

    Offering free online editions of novels won't cannibalise print sales. Instead, electronic access will win new readers. Read more

  • The Booker chair's critical review

    By Philip Jones

    Editor at The Bookseller

    Book bloggers have long argued that they owe their existence to the poor quality of newspaper reviews. They now have a new champion in the... Read more

  • Cult of the new

    By Scott Pack

    Other at

    The book industry's Christmas is more about turkeys than crackers. So why do we focus on new releases rather than backlist? Read more

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