Blogs

  • A family affair

    By Julia Eccleshare

    Children's director at British Library

    Julia Eccleshare, chair of the Branford Boase Award judging panel, shares what this year's submissions can tell us about current trends in children's fiction publishing.... Read more

  • Strange bedfellows: what Elliott Advisors wants with Waterstones

    By Philip Jones

    Editor at The Bookseller

    Philip Jones reacts to the sale of Waterstones and the trade's concern that a private equity purchase of a book business rarely runs smoothly.... Read more

  • Fright Club

    By Philip Jones

    Editor at The Bookseller

    Philip Jones on Amazon's Global Store, following Charlie Redmayne's accusation that the company is "a powerful engine for copyright infringement". Read more

  • A Quick end?

    By Philip Jones

    Editor at The Bookseller

    Philip Jones blogs on adult illiteracy and the sad demise of the Quick Reads initiative.  Read more

  • Getting the reading fix

    By Baroness Gail Rebuck

    Chair at Penguin Random House

    The loss of quick reads, which is treasured by many, will isolate parents and continue the nation’s literacy lull, argues Baroness Rebuck DBE.... Read more

  • Facebook: Publishing Friend and Foe

    By Sophie Rochester

    Founder and c.e.o. at Yodomo

    Sophie Rochester asks whether publishers are too reliant on Facebook.  Read more

  • Breaking the habit

    By Rebecca Souster and Kezia Bayard-White

    Co-founders at Break The Habit Press

    Rebecca Souster and Kezia Bayard-White on why and how they launched their unconventional publishing house, Break the Habit Press, Read more

  • An open letter to the London-centric publishing industry

    By Northern Fiction Alliance

    The Northern Fiction Alliance proposes an eight-point plan to address the issue of regional diversity in publishing.  Read more

  • Embracing the digital transformation in publishing—and its impact on authors

    By Steffanie Ness

    Regional vice-president of sales at Ixxus

    Steffanie Ness on how digital transformation empowers publishers to be responsive in a demanding market place. Read more

  • The recent boom in mental health publishing—and why it is vitally important

    By Carole Tonkinson

    Founder/publisher at Bluebird

    Carole Tonkinson blogs on the powerful role publishers have in raising the profile of mental health issues, fighting stigma and helping people find support.... Read more

  • Time for action on pay

    By Lis Tribe

    Group Managing Director at Hodder Education

    Lis Tribe on why publishers need to use their gender pay gap statistics to build a better industry for everyone. Read more

  • Paying a price

    By Benedicte Page

    Deputy editor at The Bookseller

    Benedicte Page calls on the industry to provide more transparency on pay grades and promotion.  Read more

  • Do mind the gap

    By Philip Jones

    Editor at The Bookseller

    Philip Jones reacts to the gender pay gap figures reported by major UK publishers this week.  Read more

  • A brief history...

    By Philip Jones

    Editor at The Bookseller

    Philip Jones pays tribute to Stephen Hawking and the "unparalled body of work" he leaves behind.  Read more

  • Open all hours

    By Benedicte Page

    Deputy editor at The Bookseller

    Benedicte Page on why Open Access is back at the top of the publishing agenda. Read more

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