Blogs

  • Reader's block

    Emma Corfield-Walters Owner of Book-ish

    One of the singular pleasures of becoming a bookseller was to make even more room for reading in my life, to talk books with anybody... Read more

  • Resisting the old normal

    Penny Batchelor Author

    Lockdown for many authors was a gruelling challenging time with loss of income, lack of literary inspiration and dealing with illness. For disabled and chronically... Read more

  • Publishers must help bookshops bounce back

    Joseph Evans Head of tech at Enders Analysis

    The pandemic altered where readers bought books and the types of titles they purchased—and it’s time publishers used their profits to help bookshops out.... Read more

  • A new equilibrium

    By Benedicte Page

    Deputy Editor at The Bookseller

    The mass high street closures of the past 15 months have proved to have a major effect on what customers have bought and read, and... Read more

  • Red flags for authors

    Anna Vaught Author

    Are you a writer caught in a situation or about to make a decision on agency or publication, but beset by an uncomfortable feeling that... Read more

  • But what if I want to write about mangoes?

    Pragya Agarwal Author

    Here I am. Writing about mangoes, while eating a mango. I am a stereotype dream come true. “I try to avoid any mention of mangoes,... Read more

  • Citizen Dohle

    By Philip Jones

    Editor at The Bookseller

    Late last year I wrote an online piece reflecting on Penguin Random House global c.e.o. Markus Dohle’s view that as “good citizens” the company’s likely... Read more

  • Blended learnings

    Stephen Lotinga Chief executive of the Publishers Association

    The advance of digital textbooks through lockdowns has meant a re-evaluation of the sector is long overdue, and it will require collaboration Read more

  • Living by the pen

    Nicola Solomon Chief executive of the Society of Authors

    Authors’ income, already a source of concern before the pandemic, has become unsustainable in the wake of financial policies put in place amid Covid... Read more

  • Calling time on comps

    Eva Ferri Publisher at Europa Editions UK

    It goes without saying that when agents, editors, publicists, marketeers and sales people have a book to get in the hands of readers, they use every means they... Read more

  • Publishing for everyone

    Natalie Jerome Agent at Aevitas Creative Management

    I came into this business straight out of university having first worked in a bookshop, and following a week's work experience at Penguin Random House. I haven’t... Read more

  • Is Hay in Wales?

    Richard Lewis Davies Publisher and writer

    Writers love being invited to the Hay Festival. Sales will rocket into double figures, you get into the green room with a free coffee and a... Read more

  • I am doing a good job

    Silé Edwards Agent at Mushens Entertainment

    As it is award season, I wanted to write a piece about celebrating your wins and being proud of yourself – but every time I... Read more

  • One year on

    Nels Abbey Author and founder of Black Writers Guild

    A few years ago a friend and mentor of mine asked one of the nation’s foremost blue-chip journalists, a broadcaster on a flagship show, why... Read more

  • Fail again, fail better

    Anna Vaught Author

    Here is a call for those of us involved in writing - and perhaps in all sectors of the book industry - to speak openly... Read more

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