Emotional labour is hardly a new concept, but surprisingly there hasn’t yet been a study of this form of work in the book industry -... Read more
I am struggling to condense everything that troubles me about recent events in our industry...
The publication of books on leadership and workplace success by women of colour is a rarity, meaning the discourse available is very limited
The response to the criticism of Kate Clanchy’s memoir was a moral failure on the part of white publishing—and an artistic failure too... Read more
Living with a disability isn’t easy, and it brings unique challenges, but by sharing our experiences we can find better solutions. Author-illustrator Paula Knight, psychological... Read more
The industry has proven itself to be incredibly adaptable over the past 18 months. How can that momentum be harnessed to bring about real change... Read more
Last week David Whitaker, a former editor of The Bookseller and for a long time the head of the family that owned the magazine, died.... Read more
My daughter has the most beautiful hair. Corkscrew curls that, when she was little, crowned her head like twists of treacle.
The global if tragically-induced surge of the Black Lives Matter movement has sparked vital conversations. Yet, what was revelatory for so many in our industry... Read more
I don’t ever want to be pitted against Lionel Shriver because, frankly, I’m intimidated by her. Shriver is successful, wealthy and powerful and has that... Read more