Blogs

  • Litreachas agus Foillseachadh Gàidhlig ann an 2018

    By Rosemary Ward

    Director at Gaelic Books Council

    Rosemary Ward discusses the growing demand for Gaelic books as the number of Gaelic readers in Scotland and throughout the world increases.... Read more

  • The Scots leid: publishin the ‘unreadable’

    By Matthew Fitt

    Scots writer, translator and co-founder at Itchy Coo Books

    Matthew Fitt, co-founder of Itchy Coo Books, reflects on the cultural and commercial advantages of publishing in the Scots language.  Read more

  • Investing in culture can change lives, break boundaries and reinvigorate communities

    By Nicola Sturgeon

    First Minister at Scotland

    First Minister Nicola Sturgeon reveals the lifelong love of reading that has compelled her and her government to increase its budget for funding the arts.... Read more

  • On borrowed time?

    By Benedicte Page

    Deputy editor at The Bookseller

    Benedicte Page wonders whether the continuing decline in library services and book loans could put the future of reading in jeopardy. Read more

  • The Eccles British Library Writer's Award: investing in authors

    By Catherine Eccles

    Literary scout at Eccles Fisher Associates

    Catherine Eccles reflects on the history of the Eccles British Library Writer's Award and how it supports authors' careers. Read more

  • CILIP's new president on his key challenges

    By Ayub Khan

    President at CILIP

    CILIP president Ayub Khan MBE outlines the key challenges facing libraries, and how they can turn these into opportunities. Read more

  • Continue and persist

    By Philip Jones

    Editor at THE BOOKSELLER

    Philip Jones celebrates books leading the cultural conversation thanks to the defiant publication of Michael Wolff's Fire and Fury. Read more

  • Spoilers

    By Philip Jones

    Editor at THE BOOKSELLER

    If publishers were any good at predicting the future, the book business would be a simpler place. Read more

  • Teach, first

    By Jenny Baldwin

    Founder at Shapes

    Shapes' Jenny Baldwin shares her advice on how publishers can work more effectively with schools. Read more

  • Talking audiobooks

    By Dominic White

    Head of publishing and commerce at W F Howes

    We need to look beyond a debate about audiobook rights if we want the market to flourish, says Dominic White.  Read more

  • Listening, closely...

    By Alice Lutyens

    Agent and audio manager at Curtis Brown

    Print publishers’ assumption that audio rights should be bundled with print is not directly beneficial to authors, argues Alice Lutyens.  Read more

  • Plan B for books

    By Philip Jones

    Editor at THE BOOKSELLER

    Philip Jones sums up the last 12 months in publishing.  Read more

  • Winnie-the-Pooh: Exploring a Classic

    By Emma Laws

    Frederick Warne curator of children’s literature at V&A Museum

    The V&A's Emma Laws examines A A Milne's creative partnership with illustrator E H Shepard as the V&A's "Winnie-the-Pooh: Exploring a Classic" exhibition opens.... Read more

  • Easy listening

    By Philip Jones

    Editor at THE BOOKSELLER

    Philip Jones reflects on last week's AudioBook conference, particularly the ongoing debate over audio rights.  Read more

  • Xmas brainteaser

    By Philip Jones

    Editor at THE BOOKSELLER

    Christmas comes but once a year, but for the book trade it can never come soon enough, says Philip Jones. Read more

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    by Dan Brown
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    by Gail Honeyman
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    by Sophie Kinsella
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    by Adam Kay
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    by Dilly Court
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    by John Grisham
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    by Marian Keyes
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    by David Walliams & Tony Ross
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    Into the Water
    by Paula Hawkins