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
Stephen Lotinga Chief executive officer of the Publishers Association
Our society faces an unprecedented challenge from coronavirus and publishing is no exception to that.
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
Hannah Williams Freelance Journalist
Writing doesn’t pay. According to a report released last year by the Royal Society for Literature and the Authors’ Licensing and Collecting Society, most writers... Read more
Editor at The Bookseller
Contrary to what you might read elsewhere, there are three stages to a pandemic.
Tom Tivnam at The Bookseller
It feels slightly strange to be writing this introduction to the Books from Scotland special (in partnership with Creative Scotland) as the world, and... Read more
Bookshop mentor at Unwin Charitable Trust
Fifty years ago this week, the world watched the unfolding drama of Apollo 13, the space mission hit by an explosion en route to the... Read more
Head of education at Bloomsbury
With schools closed for the foreseeable future, and the nation having to adapt quickly to home education, parents are getting to grips with juggling their... Read more
Publisher at Bluemoose Books
Sales are down for indie presses, perhaps a collective pot of money would help.
Catherine Galloway Freelance
Like many other people these days, I do doorstep deliveries. Sherlock Holmes to the boy at no.16 who told me he likes “mysteries”. Love, Nina to... Read more
at M&C Saatchi’s Social Impact Practice
The term 'black swan', coined by Nassim Taleb, is used to describe extreme outliers, and their disproportionate impact on history. These are the 'unknown... Read more
Catherine Taylor Freelance Writer
I woke early this morning in the coronatime in which we all now exist - the brief respite of sleep ruined yet again by the... Read more
Journalist at Futurebook
A couple of weeks ago, John Howkins wrote a piece for us on the value of invisible work. Ever since, as news of one cancelled... Read more
Senior Lecturer in English Literature at University of Glasgow
How can technological solutions adopted during the coronavirus outbreak foster a greater sense of connectivity in the literary world post-pandemic?
Author at Freelance
Many authors live in a perpetual state of anxiety. Anxiety our books won’t sell. Anxiety we won’t get a new deal. Anxiety our reviews will... Read more