Blogs

  • Jimmy six-hundred: Mr Daunt goes to New York

    By Philip Jones

    Editor at The Bookseller

    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

  • Why we must publish books we hate

    By Andrew Crofts

    Other at

    In a world of divided polemic and political outrage, should the publishing industry continue to give a platform to voices they abhor? Read more

  • Women in publishing: what we love, and what we'd change

    By Aki Schilz

    Director at The Literary Consultancy

    The Kim Scott Walwyn shortlist share their thoughts on the industry. Read more

  • It’s time for a new Scottish review of books – with a better attitude

    By Claire Squires

    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

  • Speaking out

    By Alice Lloyd

    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

  • Subscription friction

    By Philip Jones

    Editor at The Bookseller

    Philip Jones reflects on the ongoing dispute between Swedish audiobook retailer Storytel and the country’s biggest book publisher Bonnierförlagen. Read more

  • A place of safety

    By Philip Jones

    Editor at The Bookseller

    Philip Jones believes Quarto needs to rediscover the vision that saw its kids' publishing business grow 170% in six years.   Read more

  • Creative writing is an essential skill for our children, not a nice-to-have

    By Ben Payne

    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. Read more

  • Lovely people

    By Philip Jones

    Editor at The Bookseller

    Philip Jones discusses the sober findings of Creative Access' recent survey, completed by interns who have entered the publishing industry. Read more

  • No Normal writer...

    By Andrew Holgate

    Literary Editor at THE SUNDAY TIMES

    Andrew Holgate reflects on Sally Rooney's meteoric—and well deserved—rise to the top, after second novel Normal People scooped the Book of the Year prize at... Read more

  • Humphreys at 100

    By M Wynn Thomas

    Professor of English and holder of the Emyr Humphreys Chair of Welsh Writing in English at Swansea University

    M Wynn Thomas appraises the career of staunch advocate and activist of the Welsh language Emyr Humphreys, who has just celebrated a remarkable century.  ... Read more

  • The trouble with print

    By Philip Jones

    Editor at The Bookseller

    Philip Jones reflects on how businesses are dealing with the changes to how the physical texts that once sustained them are now being sold and consumed.... Read more

  • Dear Will… creative writing courses matter more than ever (but not for the reasons you think)

    By Julia Bell

    Course director, MA Creative Writing at Birkbeck

    After Will Self lambasted creative writing courses for failing to provide their students with a living, MA Creative Writing course director Julia Bell pens her response.... Read more

  • What I needed as a working-class writer

    By Kia Abdullah

    There’s a lot of debate about diversity in publishing—but how exactly can working class writers overcome the barriers? Kia Abdullah offers five tools that made... Read more

  • Less is less

    By Philip Jones

    Editor at The Bookseller

    Could the publishing industry learn a lesson from Marvel's latest blockbuster hit "Endgame"? Philip Jones thinks so. Read more

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