Blogs

  • Meaningful action

    Penny Batchelor Author

    Diversity – a lot is talked about it but, somewhat incongruously in our business that specialises in words, what actually matters is action. Management and... Read more

  • Lit in colour

    Dr Zaahida Nabagereka Lit in Colour programme manager at Penguin Random House UK

    This week we’ve published the findings of research conducted by Lit in Colour, a campaign run by Penguin Random House and The Runnymede Trust... Read more

  • A natural part of life

    Jared Shurin Marketing strategist

    There’s one date set in stone in my cultural calendar: the Bradford Literature Festival (which starts today). Even in this year’s ‘reduced form’ -... Read more

  • Networking is not a dirty word

    Clare Mackintosh Author

    I loved the trailer my publishers created for my new thriller. Over the course of a month it accumulated around 20,000 impressions on Twitter.... Read more

  • Dodgeball

    By Philip Jones

    Editor at The Bookseller

    Some years ago I got into a contretemps with one of the major publishers. Actually, it was before my time as editor, so in fact you... Read more

  • The write recovery

    Antonia Byatt C.e.o. at First Story

    I was lucky last week; I got out, and it was fantastic. I went to a live book launch event at Commerce House in Tottenham,... Read more

  • Clout culture

    Nels Abbey Author and founder of Black Writers Guild

    The idea of ‘cancel culture’ as something new and uniquely threatening is a red herring. There has always been 'cancel culture' – newspapers and current... Read more

  • Moving the goalposts

    By Benedicte Page

    Deputy Editor at The Bookseller

    Another week, another shifting of goalposts. Read more

  • A bruising from Brexit

    Lynn Michell Founder and director of Linen Press

    I used to love sliding a Linen Press book into a padded envelope and addressing it by hand. A business card went inside and a... Read more

  • Indie realities

    Louise Walters Author and publisher

    Approaching my fiftieth birthday in 2017, I decided I wanted to be a publisher. I was a published novelist, with my debut having done rather... Read more

  • Debut power

    David Annand Author

    Publishing a debut novel is never easy. 100,000 long-form works of English-language fiction are published every year and even in normal circumstances it’s a struggle... Read more

  • Facing exhaustion

    By Benedicte Page

    Deputy Editor at The Bookseller

    It’s hardly a catchy term, and discussion about it quickly becomes mired in impenetrable language, but the issue of “international rights exhaustion” should be at... Read more

  • The boy who lived and lived and lived

    Jared Shurin Marketing strategist

    In every skirmish in the ‘culture war’, be it fought in universities, Twitter or Parliament, there’s an inevitable reference to Harry Potter. The Potter references... Read more

  • A quiet revolution

    Cath Howe Author and teacher

    I write contemporary middle grade fiction for so-called “tweenies”- readers from top primary into early secondary school. I also work in schools each week teaching... Read more

  • Reminding, rethinking

    Jamie Mollart Author

    The pandemic is undoubtedly the most devastating public health crisis in living memory. Any discussion of what it has given rise to must first acknowledge... Read more

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