Blogs

  • Bring it on

    By Philip Jones

    Editor at The Bookseller

    If March was dire, April may yet live up to its reputation as the cruellest month, as we all discover that without bookshops, libraries and... Read more

  • Changing of the guard?

    By Tom Tivnan

    at The Bookseller

    For what seems like since time immemorial, Penguin Random House Children's has been by far the biggest beast in British kids' publishing. That might have... Read more

  • To publish (or not)

    By Richard Charkin

    Founder at Mensch Publishing

    Should we continue to publish into an inert supply chain or have a full or partial moratorium on all new publishing? Read more

  • The solace of stories

    By Caroline Jones

    Co-Director at The Story Museum

    Over the last couple of weeks, sales of paperback fiction surged dramatically as readers sought to escape the routine of self-isolation and find solace in... Read more

  • Letter: I miss the smell of the books mixed with coffee

    By Kurde Atfield

    Manager at Waterstones Horsham

    Bookselling has been my passion for so long, I miss the smell of the books mixed with coffee. Read more

  • Are women's book festivals part of the problem?

    By Sian Norris

    Founder at Bristol Women's Literature Festival

    The moment they hit the press, the reviews for The Mirror And The Light were glowing. A “shoo-in for the Booker Prize” said the Guardian.... Read more

  • Locked down, but not out

    By Philip Jones

    Editor at The Bookseller

    Last week I wrote, in respect of the coronavirus, that decisions taken in good faith one day, may go bad the next. Read more

  • Letter: are we all in this together?

    By Richard Charkin

    Founder at Mensch Publishing

    E-retailers should pay more quickly to compensate for lost print business Read more

  • Nine ways to save indies now

    By Ellen Desmond

    Co-founder at Monstrous Regiment Publishing

    Almost all industries are now facing an unprecedentedly challenging time. Last week saw the book industry take a particular hit, as announcements to close all... Read more

  • The e-book vaccine?

    By

    Despite the fact that so much entertainment content is now digitally delivered, physical books - at least up until this point - have continued to outpace the... Read more

  • What book marketers can learn from B2B

    By Jamie Fewery

    at Octopus Group

    The job of a book marketer is a tough one. You’ve likely got more titles than time, tight budgets and big expectations, and lot of... Read more

  • Brave new worlds

    By Philip Jones

    Editor at The Bookseller

    Today we face, as a trade, as businesses and as humans, an unparalleled challenge in the wake of the spread of the coronavirus, Covid-19, across... Read more

  • Publicity in a time of corona

    By Georgina Moore

    Director of Books and Publishing at Midas PR

    Just three weeks ago I had all been ready and excited for the Live From London event to announce the recipients of the Windham-Campbell Prizes... Read more

  • Remote, home-based publishing

    By Hannah Macdonald

    Founder/Publisher at September Publishing

    Some of what we have learnt about working at home as part of a publishing team over the past six years is true of all remote... Read more

  • Leveraging invisible work

    By John Howkins

    From the outside, publishing is showing signs of rude health. Read more

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