2019 predictions: an 'alternative' look ahead to what the next year holds

2019 predictions: an 'alternative' look ahead to what the next year holds

A growing recognition that London represents just one part of the UK’s broad-spread book industry; continuing energy and growth for the booming audio sector; a strengthening and deepening of the trade’s initiatives on inclusion and diversity—in both its workforce and its publishing; and thriving book trends including feminism, vegan cookery and feelgood fiction. These are among the predictions for 2019 offered by an “alternative” panel of seers, a collection of new or upcoming faces in the industry, and pundits who haven’t contributed regularly in the past to The Bookseller’s annual crystal...

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