Blogs

  • Toby Barlow: Sharp Teeth

    By Benedicte Page

    Deputy editor at The Bookseller

    The American's novel in verse Sharp Teeth is set among packs of werewolves that rove about the grimy Los Angeles underbelly. Read more

  • Riverdeep debt mountain high

    By Alison Flood

    Barry O'Callaghan has engineered the takeover of two of the US' largest education publishers: whatever happens next it seems unlikely that Riverdeep will remain as... Read more

  • Harry at Wenlock Books

    By Anna Dreda

    Bookshop owner/manager/bookseller at WENLOCK BOOKS

    This is Friday the 20th of July: a date that has been jotted in diaries, circled on calendars. This is the final Harry Potter launch... Read more

  • Why I sold to Little, Brown

    By JUDY PIATKUS

    Other at

    After 28 years, with sales reaching Read more

  • Harry Potter comes home

    By Jon Howells

    Bookshop owner/manager/bookseller at

    "Harry Potter may go to school at Hogwarts, but on Friday night he came back to his real home - a proper bookshop."... Read more

  • CC 'provisionally' clears Woolies' Bertrams deal

    By Philip Jones

    Editor at The Bookseller

    The Competition Commission looks likely to allow the acquisition of Bertrams by Woolies. Read more

  • 36 hours of Potter

    By Lesley Agnew

    Harry Potter and the final book launch: an independent's diary of the biggest bookselling day of the year. Read more

  • Hope Eternal

    By Anthony Cheetham

    This is the time of year when publishers' faith in their lists is tested the most. Read more

  • David Peace: Tokyo Year Zero

    By Benedicte Page

    Deputy editor at The Bookseller

    Unsettling tale of murder in a shattered Japan. Read more

  • Harry Potter: A review

    By Alison Flood

    J.K. Rowling delivers a worthy conclusion to the saga of Harry Potter. Read more

  • Who won the PR battle over Harry?

    By Katherine Rushton

    Bloomsbury has shown some backbone over Potter, but ultimately the real PR coup has been Asda's. Read more

  • Libraries should shout louder

    By Katherine Rushton

    Dorset is cutting its book fund and library staff, but its aim is to keep libraries open. Read more

  • Just say no

    By Philip Jones

    Editor at The Bookseller

    Publishers have been caught out again rejecting the work of a classic author. Should they just have said they did not read it? Read more

  • In a spin

    By Scott Pack

    Other at

    Media coverage of books never follows the PR plan. This is a challenge for booksellers and small publishers. Read more

  • Harry Potter exposed

    By Neill Denny

    Other at

    Needless to say, the week so far has been dominated by a certain teenage wizard. The Asda/Bloomsbury spat dominated the first half of the week,... Read more

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