Blogs

  • Access all publishers

    By William Bowes

    Director of policy and general counsel at Publishers Association

    Those in the trade who believe current policy-making on Open Access only matters to the academic market are mistaken, argues William Bowes. Read more

  • Open letter on author earnings

    By Nicola Solomon

    Chief executive at Society of Authors

    The Society of Authors' Nicola Solomon and The Authors' Licensing & Collecting Society's Owen Atkinson pen a letter to the PA's Stephen Lotinga on author... Read more

  • Fact, friction and author pay

    By Philip Jones

    Editor at The Bookseller

    Philip Jones breaks down the debate around author earnings and publishers' profits. Read more

  • Tilted Axis on utilising community-based publishing to increase diversity

    By Tilted Axis

    Publisher at Titled Axis Press

    Tilted Axis talks about crowdfunding for a project highlighting the importance of translation in feminism and using community-based methods of publishing to support it.... Read more

  • The story behind the ALCS author earnings survey numbers

    By Richard Combes

    Head of Rights and Licensing at Authors Licensing and Collecting Society

    Richard Combes examines the findings of the Authors Licensing and Collecting Society's author earnings survey. Read more

  • Invisible classics

    By Boyd Tonkin

    Writer, journalist and critic at Various

    Readers in the UK are poorly served by literature in translation, notably from the subcontinent, despite recent successes showing its commercial potential says Boyd Tonkin.... Read more

  • Reading on demand

    By Jonny Geller

    Joint c.e.o. at Curtis Brown

    Disruptive new streaming technologies have revolutionised the audio and television markets— but did their bookish equivalents miss a trick? Read more

  • 'You don’t need to be a superhero to change the world'

    By Angie Thomas

    Author at Walker Books

    Author Angie Thomas on why she is "tired of talking about racism", but hopeful for the future. Read more

  • 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

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