Blogs

  • Workers re-assemble

    By Philip Jones

    Editor at The Bookseller

    Last week, the UK government’s skills assessment website hit the headlines after chancellor Rishi Sunak suggested that individuals working in the Covid-hit arts sectors should... Read more

  • Don't give up on men

    Jamie Fewery Author

    The challenge of men and boys reading has been around for some years now, with a lack of engagement with fiction in particular becoming a... Read more

  • Nuance matters

    Jini Reddy Author

    It’s not often that a book is simultaneously described as a ‘madcap adventure’ and an exploration of race in the countryside, but Wanderland: A Search... Read more

  • A most extraordinary year in books

    R M Egan Chief executive officer at Australian Booksellers Association

    If you have been into your local bookshop recently, you will have noticed the beginnings of an extraordinary time for readers.  We have had our... Read more

  • Free words

    By Philip Jones

    Editor at The Bookseller

    On social media, when someone tweets something about someone else without directly referring to them, it is called a sub-tweet.  Read more

  • Publishing and AI

    Dan Conway Director for External Affairs at the Publishers Association

    Publishing is a sector which many do not associate with investment in artificial intelligence. However, AI is already prevalent in many publishing businesses and all... Read more

  • Resisting censorship

    Jo Glanville Journalist

    Last month, 58 writers, journalists and artists signed a letter in the Sunday Times in support of JK Rowling, condemning the ‘onslaught of abuse’ she... Read more

  • The ancient well

    By Philip Jones

    Editor at The Bookseller

     In Martin Latham’s excellent new book The Bookseller’s Tale (Particular Books), the manager of Waterstones Canterbury reminds us that we are all book peddlers, hustlers... Read more

  • The right climate

    Helen Conford Publisher at Profile Books

    We’ve brought climate activism into our publishing–but is it in our industry?  Read more

  • Covid diaries: the members manager

    Hayley Sothinathan Faber Members manager

    Almost two years ago, I bought my mother an Alexa Show. Recently, I’ve been thinking about it and how it played a huge role during... Read more

  • Transforming the digital offer for public libraries

    Jacob Fredrickson Single Digital Presence project manager

    As the national library of the United Kingdom, the British Library’s mission is to make our intellectual heritage accessible to everyone, for research, inspiration and... Read more

  • The lockdown legacy

    By Philip Jones

    Editor at The Bookseller

    The speculation from on high that we are likely to be living with lockdown restrictions for at least the next six months is a bitter... Read more

  • Switching authors on to book fairs

    Davina Tijani Author

    Back in March, I was watching Twitter like it was a countdown, waiting like so many others for the inevitable to happen and for the... Read more

  • The rule of six

    By Philip Jones

    Editor at The Bookseller

    The Booker this week caused a minor fluctuation in the space-time continuum with the unveiling of a shortlist variously described as diverse, fresh, and baffling.... Read more

  • The alchemical bookshop

    By Martin Latham

    Manager at Waterstones

    Most bookshop customers are ahead of publishers when it comes to eclectic taste. And there’s nowehere better to explore that than in a bookshop.   ... Read more

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