Publishing pays peanuts, why doesn't it get monkeys?
Editor at The Bookseller
Picador's decision to publish dual editions, will only hasten the demise of the literary hardback novel.
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
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
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
Deputy editor at The Bookseller
Palestinian history teacher Omar Yussef fights crime in a violent story set in lawless Gaza.
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
Today's Richard and Judy scare might prompt publishers to look beyond the TV duo--for a while at least.
Other at Freelance
The outlook for Christmas is not good, but there are some bright spots.
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
The superhero with the lead-filled yo-yo is back.
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.
Offering free online editions of novels won't cannibalise print sales. Instead, electronic access will win new readers.
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
The book industry's Christmas is more about turkeys than crackers. So why do we focus on new releases rather than backlist?