Blogs

  • Rules for scribes

    By Philip Jones

    Editor at The Bookseller

    Philip Jones addresses Lionel Shriver's comments about Penguin Random House's diversity drive and the rise of morality clauses in author contracts. Read more

  • An open letter to Lionel Shriver

    By WriteNow mentees

    The 2016 cohort of WriteNow mentees react to Lionel Shriver's ‘When diversity meets uniformity’ Spectator column.  Read more

  • It’s on the House

    By Benedicte Page

    Deputy editor at The Bookseller

    Benedicte Page discusses the role of bookshops as community hubs, in support of the Booksellers Association's new rate relief campaign.  Read more

  • A revenger’s return

    By Philip Jones

    Editor at The Bookseller

    Philip Jones ponders what Marcus Leaver's resignation and Laurence Orbach's return to the board could mean for the future of The Quarto Group. ... Read more

  • Invisibility yoke

    By Philip Jones

    Editor at The Bookseller

    Philip Jones backs the Society of Authors' claim that missing e-book and audiobook data can damage an author's career. Read more

  • Why CLPE's Reflecting Realities project matters

    By Louise Johns-Shepherd

    Chief executive at Centre for Literacy in Primary Education

    The Centre for Literacy in Primary Education's chief executive explains why it is launching the UK's first survey of ethnic representation in children’s literature.... Read more

  • From colonialism to globalism

    By Bodour Al Qasimi

    Founder and c.e.o. at Kalimat

    Kalimat founder and c.e.o. Bodour Al Qasimi explores how African and Arab publishers are using culture to minimise the dangers of a single story.... Read more

  • No Room on the Broom

    By Axel Scheffler

    Illustrator at

    Watch Axel Scheffler tackle Brexit in his acceptance speech for The British Book Awards' inaugural Illustrator of the Year Award. Read more

  • The risk of self-censorship

    By Michiel Kolman

    President at International Publishers Association

    Michiel Kolman argues that self-censorship, less obvious than censorship imposed by the state, is happening worldwide. Read more

  • Race and poetry reviewing

    By Sandeep Parmar

    Poet and Professor of English at University of Liverpool

    Sandeep Parmar, co-founder of the Ledbury Emerging Poetry Critics scheme, looks at the role of reviewing in UK poetry culture today. Read more

  • Fight or flight

    By Philip Jones

    Editor at The Bookseller

    Philip Jones reacts to David Leonhardt's piece on the "death of Barnes & Noble".  Read more

  • Finding a home for everyone

    By Diana Gerald

    C.e.o at BookTrust

    BookTrust's c.e.o Diana Gerald explains the challenges of finding books that appeal to children of every background. Read more

  • The wood from the trees

    By Erik Pordes

    Founder at the Imago Group

    Erik Pordes explains how developments in papermaking in China and the recent move towards more ecological policies are having a big effect on paper prices.... Read more

  • Risky business

    By Philip Jones

    Editor at The Bookseller

    Philip Jones reflects on the sales of Bertrams, Waterstones and Clays to private equity firms.  Read more

  • The Victor Gollancz legacy

    By Jon Wood

    Group publisher at Orion Publishing Group Ltd

    Orion's Jon Wood responds to comments in Liz Thomson's obituary for Livia Gollancz and "snobbery" towards genre fiction. Read more

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