Would you walk up to an author at a book event, or on the street, and tell them how much you hated their book? No?... Read more
When Amazon accounts for at least 40% if not half of US book sales, independent bookstores in the US are looking to stay afloat using a... Read more
“Those people don’t read books, let alone write them.” These words were said to me as I sat in a meeting with some respected publishers. I... Read more
Taking VAT off e-books will push even more customers to Amazon, with little benefit to other retailers: a better solution would be to abolish VAT... Read more
Deputy Editor And News Editor at The Bookseller
As floods swamp Britain in yet another reminder of the weather extremes engendered by climate change, this week’s announcement from German media giant Bertelsmann, parent... Read more
at M&C Saatchi’s Social Impact Practice
Recent figures released from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport may look promising—but the underlying numbers tell a different story...
Head of Books at David Higham Associates
How can the book trade, and especially agents, be more welcoming of different personality types—many of whom could shake up their business?
Right now, I could walk into a roomful of readers, booksellers and authors, and I doubt if anyone in that crowd would know who I... Read more
at The Bookseller
One of the more interesting things about the American Dirt row has been the number of commentators lining up to tell us how big publishing... Read more
Executive director at Bloomsbury Publishing
The inexorable rise in discounting by booksellers has led to a reduction in authors’ income earned per book sold—and that should prompt a review.... Read more
This week, I saw a proposal for a new app that would cancel a meeting provided both participants signal their desire to pull out; if... Read more
Corporate partnerships manager at LDN Apprenticeship
National Apprenticeships Week (3rd–9th February) recognises the important role apprentices play in the workplace—how could publishers benefit?
For those who have been hiding under a book these past few years and months, I regret to inform you that as of 11 p.m.... Read more
Seven years ago, The Bookseller published an open letter from Sam Husain, then chief executive of Foyles, exhorting publishers to support bookshops with better terms.... Read more
Between 1950 and 1970s, the US and the Soviet Union (USSR) spent millions in an attempt to beat each other into space. The activity, known... Read more