Blogs

  • The Beijing book bustle

    By Katherine Rushton

    The Beijing International Book Fair opened today with some very senior publishers mingling with some very overheated cartoon characters. Read more

  • Reading for pleasure

    By Lynne Hatwell

    A Devon-based health visitor has become one of the most influential literary figures in the blogosphere, courted by publishers and respected by readers. Read more

  • Break for Borders?

    By Neill Denny

    Other at

    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

  • The essential Orbach

    By Philip Jones

    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

  • Finding firm ground

    By ALAN GILES

    CEO/MD/Owner at Fat Face

    The returns system protects inefficient companies and fosters sloppy buying. But a move to firm sale terms won Read more

  • Staying ahead of publishers

    By MARK THWAITE

    Other at

    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

  • Libraries need a line in the sand

    By Katherine Rushton

    The lack of a clear national mandate for the UK public library service risks death by a thousand cuts. Read more

  • A prize chance missed?

    By Alison Flood

    The new Independent Booksellers' Book of the Year Award could have championed books from outside the mainstream. Read more

  • Making one year of reading last a decade

    By Caroline Horn

    Editor at Readingzone

    Can the industry work together to create a lasting legacy from next year's National Year of Reading? Read more

  • Sarah Hall: The Carhullan Army

    By Benedicte Page

    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. Read more

  • Edinburgh dispatches

    By Alison Flood

    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

  • Future fiction

    By Anthony Cheetham

    With all the talk of libraries turning their backs on fiction, perhaps the future lies with independent booksellers. Read more

  • Dead ends

    By Scott Pack

    Other at

    Indie publishers are getting increasingly annoyed by retailers who ignore their proposals. There is now a rising feeling of rebellion. Read more

  • Headline punches with Prezza

    By Alison Flood

    Can the blundering former deputy PM succeed where others have failed, and make a political book entertaining? Headline hopes so Read more

  • Snowcasing new talent

    By Emma Cahill

    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

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