Super Thursday has arrived early this year.
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
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
My first preview of non-fiction was published in The Bookseller on 11th August 2000.
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
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
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
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
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
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