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?
Deputy editor at The Bookseller
In a distintegrating future England, an alternative community of women forge a life for themselves outside the oppressive control of The Authority.
With fewer household name authors than Hay or Cheltenham, the Edinburgh International Book Festival is forced to be creative with its programming and keep a... Read more
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