Blogs

  • Book adaptations into screen and stage: a powerful two-way street

    By Andrew Leicester

    Manager at Frontier Economics

    Frontier Economics' Andrew Leicester examines the mutually beneficial relationship between literature and adaptations. Read more

  • AR will help reading win the screen-time battle

    By Benny Arbel

    C.e.o at Bookful

    Bookful's Benny Arbel explains how AR technology can help children engage with stories and information. Read more

  • What price culture?

    By Peter Donaldson

    Managing director at Red Lion Books

    Indie bookseller Peter Donaldson illustrates how heavy publisher discounts for online and direct-to-consumer retailers undermine sales through high street shops. Read more

  • Reading the future

    By Niels Peter Thomas

    Chief book strategist at Springer Nature

    Can virtual reading define a new type of book format? Recent studies suggest the future of reading is by no means set in stone.  ... Read more

  • Unpredictable Friday

    By Philip Jones

    Editor at The Bookseller

    Philip Jones argues that, despite a rise in the average selling price of books, the era of big discounting is not behind us. Read more

  • Changing the script

    By Jon White

    Vice-president of global sales and marketing at PageMajik

    Jon White discusses the benefits automation could offer the publishing industry—and its far more than fiscal. Read more

  • The advance of audio

    By Miles Stevens-Hoare

    General Manager at WF Howes Limited

    Audiobooks’ increasingly commanding position within the market challenges publishers to fulfil the continuing demand for content.   Read more

  • Legacy of success

    By Jon Watt

    Head of audio at Bonnier Books UK

    With podcasts representing a powerful new tool in publishers’ arsenals, how can their popularity be harnessed most effectively?   Read more

  • The mammoth in the room

    By Philip Jones

    Editor at The Bookseller

    Philip Jones reviews the media's "indifferent" approach to coverage of bestselling books. Read more

  • A whale of a tale

    By Philip Jones

    Editor at The Bookseller

    Philip Jones reacts to the shock revelation that W H Smith attempted to buy US bookselling giant Barnes & Noble last year. Read more

  • Support for the high street

    By Philip Jones

    Editor at The Bookseller

    Philip Jones reacts to this week's Budget news, including Hammond's mooted UK digital services tax. Read more

  • Trading up

    By William Bowes

    Director of policy and general counsel at Publishers Association

    William Bowes believes the redrawing of trading relationships with a number of territories worldwide is a chance to reassert the bedrock principles of UK publishing.... Read more

  • Christmas markets

    By Benedicte Page

    Deputy editor at The Bookseller

    Benedicte Page looks ahead optimistically to the book market's performance in the forthcoming Christmas period.   Read more

  • When success is not enough

    By Horace Bent

    Diarist at The Bookseller

    Horace Bent talks us through the six-strong shortlist for the 2018 Diagram Prize for Oddest Book Title of the Year. Read more

  • Bookers, Burns and bounces

    By Philip Jones

    Editor at The Bookseller

    Following the Man Booker Prize 2018 winner reveal, Philip Jones reflects on the role and relevance of the prize in today's literary landscape. Read more

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