Blogs

  • No Room on the Broom

    By Axel Scheffler

    Illustrator at

    Watch Axel Scheffler tackle Brexit in his acceptance speech for The British Book Awards' inaugural Illustrator of the Year Award. Read more

  • The risk of self-censorship

    By Michiel Kolman

    President at International Publishers Association

    Michiel Kolman argues that self-censorship, less obvious than censorship imposed by the state, is happening worldwide. Read more

  • Race and poetry reviewing

    By Sandeep Parmar

    Poet and Professor of English at University of Liverpool

    Sandeep Parmar, co-founder of the Ledbury Emerging Poetry Critics scheme, looks at the role of reviewing in UK poetry culture today. Read more

  • Fight or flight

    By Philip Jones

    Editor at The Bookseller

    Philip Jones reacts to David Leonhardt's piece on the "death of Barnes & Noble".  Read more

  • Finding a home for everyone

    By Diana Gerald

    C.e.o at BookTrust

    BookTrust's c.e.o Diana Gerald explains the challenges of finding books that appeal to children of every background. Read more

  • The wood from the trees

    By Erik Pordes

    Founder at the Imago Group

    Erik Pordes explains how developments in papermaking in China and the recent move towards more ecological policies are having a big effect on paper prices.... Read more

  • Risky business

    By Philip Jones

    Editor at The Bookseller

    Philip Jones reflects on the sales of Bertrams, Waterstones and Clays to private equity firms.  Read more

  • The Victor Gollancz legacy

    By Jon Wood

    Group publisher at Orion Publishing Group Ltd

    Orion's Jon Wood responds to comments in Liz Thomson's obituary for Livia Gollancz and "snobbery" towards genre fiction. Read more

  • 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

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