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The art of the normal

Super Thursday has arrived early this year. Read more

Lockdown diaries: changing times

Lockdown diaries: changing times

In terms of technology, we were lucky to be well set up for remote working: our company had already made sure we were equipped with... Read more

What do we actually know about British readers?

We have a vague idea, and a great deal of received wisdom, but, notoriously, we’ve found it challenging to answer some of the simplest questions.... Read more

Twenty years of previewing books

My first preview of non-fiction was published in The Bookseller on 11th August 2000. Read more

The infant phenomenon

In Nicholas Nickleby, “the Infant Phenomenon” Ninetta Crummles is hailed by her parents as a marvel of talent and acting ability; a pocket titan, ready... Read more

Cruise control

Publishers are businesses travelling at different velocities, but it would be rare to see one exceed the speed limit. At the Frankfurt Book Fair, as... Read more

A terrifying liberation

It bothers me that “consumer publishing” is often understood as marketing to the mass market. All book publishers today need to be consumer publishers, whether... Read more

Myths of discoverability

Discoverability is a popular topic in the industry today with lots of debate over whose responsibility it is but there are few articles offering practical... Read more

Publishing's selfie

In a week's time, a significant rump of the book business will decamp to Frankfurt for the annual book fair, now in its 66th year.... Read more

The joy of rhyme

I recently asked my son Evan why he liked stories that rhyme. His answer was, “Because they’re funny, Daddy.”  When I asked him why he thought they were funny,... Read more

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