Conference Programmer at Marketing & Publicity Conference
Miriam Robinson, programmer for The Bookseller's Marketing & Publicity Conference 2019, shares what to expect from the day.
Academics at Kingston University
Political memoirs are big business – and these academics think they’ve found an algorithm that will help their would-be publishers take smarter risks.
Editor at The Bookseller
The fight to acquire US bookseller Barnes & Noble is a battle for the future of the book business, says Philip Jones. ... Read more
Literary agent at Trident Media Group
Could a revived physical retail scene allow US publishers to make more decisions based on editorial instinct rather than numbers alone? ... Read more
Owner and founder at THE MAINSTREET TRADING COMPANY
How can bricks and mortar stores claim a slice of the pie as audiobooks experience a boom but CDs lose out to digital downloads?... Read more
Brand-publishing specialist at Various
The industry really needs to up its game if it wants to make a difference when it comes to diversity in the publishing landscape. ... Read more
Deputy editor at The Bookseller
The Open Access movement is accelerating, and with it, the challenges for academic publishers, who must think more creatively than ever about how their businesses... Read more
In all of the current adulation for James Daunt, current chief executive of Waterstones and incoming chief executive of Barnes & Noble, it is worth... Read more
In a world of divided polemic and political outrage, should the publishing industry continue to give a platform to voices they abhor?
Director at The Literary Consultancy
The Kim Scott Walwyn shortlist share their thoughts on the industry.
Professor of Publishing Studies at University of Stirling
The furore over Creative Scotland’s withdrawal of funding for the Scottish Review of Books shows that tired old attitudes towards diversity live on.... Read more
Commissioning editor for audio and podcasts at Trapeze Books
Audio content from book publishers need not be limited to audio facsimiles of books, nor podcasts about books, as the market swells in its variety.... Read more
Philip Jones reflects on the ongoing dispute between Swedish audiobook retailer Storytel and the country’s biggest book publisher Bonnierförlagen.
Philip Jones believes Quarto needs to rediscover the vision that saw its kids' publishing business grow 170% in six years.
Writer and producer at Various
As the first National Writing Day approaches, the co-founder of the Ministry of Stories explains how creative writing can transform children’s lives.