Blogs

  • The future of the small press is under threat

    By Ruth Harrison

    at Spread The Word

    As London’s writer development agency and a charity Spread the Word’s work is focused on opening up access and opportunity for writers from under-represented backgrounds... Read more

  • Now is the time for publishers to show their real value

    By Sam Missingham

    Founder at Book Lounge

    As an industry, we are uniquely positioned to meet many of these needs and support the nation right now. After all we are in the... Read more

  • Lockdown diaries: the indie publisher

    By Karen Sullivan

    at Orenda Books

    It came as no surprise that I caught the dreaded Covid-19. I spend an inordinate amount of time on the road with international and domestic... Read more

  • E-book VAT: the other side of the story

    By Scott Pack

    Editor-at-large at Eye & Lightning Books

    In his recent blog, 'Amazon's VAT Windfall', Anthony McGowan expressed concern that the Bezos behemoth had not changed e-book prices following the recent VAT... Read more

  • It's time to face the data

    By Jacqueline Ward

    Author at Corvus Atlantic Books

    April 2020 found the publishing industry entering a period of unexpected change as bookshops closed and the focus turned to digital sales. The COVID-19 lockdown... Read more

  • Amazon's VAT windfall

    By Anthony McGowan

    at Freelance

    From 1st May, bringing forward a plan originally scheduled for the end of the year, the Government has removed VAT from e-books. Read more

  • 2020 (re)vision

    By Philip Jones

    Editor at The Bookseller

    With much of the book business still wrestling with the short-term impact of the coronavirus crisis, it may feel too soon to imagine what happens next.... Read more

  • Crisis comms: gaining perspective from writers past

    By Katy MacMillan-Scott

    Associate director at Riot Communications

    It’s just over a month since lockdown began. I don’t need to tell you about the uncertainties or worries, but at Riot the crisis has... Read more

  • Welcome to the coronaverse

    By Isobel Dixon

    Managing director and head of books at Blake Friedmann

    What will ‘the world after corona’ look like? When is ‘the world after corona’? As with so many things, we’re in the realm of speculation,... Read more

  • A world without bookshops

    By Kiera O'Brien

    at The Bookseller

    Could the coronavirus crisis and the UK lockdown be offering the publishing industry a glimpse into a world without bookshops? Read more

  • Publishing for the future: how children’s books have changed in 20 years

    By Julia Eccleshare

    Co-founder at Branford Boase Award

    Looking back and charting changes in a business as multi-faceted and all-encompassing as children’s books is a tricky business. Given that the peak titles from... Read more

  • Virtual literature: where next?

    By Henry Sutton

    Director of creative writing at UEA

    At a Google Hangouts Meet this week a question was asked by one of the participants. ‘Can objects be made sentient through this technology?’ We... Read more

  • Mining book group gold

    Alice Jolly Freelance Author

    Book groups are a massive force in the book world - but also a mystery. We don’t even know how many exist. Reading Groups for... Read more

  • Publishing in a pandemic

    Stephen Lotinga Chief executive officer of the Publishers Association

    Our society faces an unprecedented challenge from coronavirus and publishing is no exception to that. Read more

  • Yes, you might be a publishing person

    By Anushree Nande

    Marketing assistant at Candlewick Press

    One of the biggest underlying publishing assumptions is that you have to be a ‘certain’ type of person to make a career in the industry... Read more

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    The World’s Worst Parents
    by David Walliams; Tony Ross
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    by Bernardine Evaristo
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    by Caroline Hirons
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    by Reni Eddo-Lodge
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    by Charlie Mackesy
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    by Peter James
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    by John Grisham
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