This week, we kick off our annual Review of the Year features that look to analyse the performance of the market, including the books, authors... Read more
This time last year, as we headed into 2020, I wondered why the trade was so hesitant about championing itself: after a largely successful decade... Read more
A year like no other, is how David Shelley, chief executive of Hachette UK, described 2020 in his letter to authors.
Change has been a constant this year: even so, it is still unnerving when the momentum picks up the pace.
Last week I was reminded that corporate publishing is a recent experiment.
Are books bad value compared to a subscription to Disney’s streaming service, or are they the cheapest “good present” you can buy someone?... Read more
If we are fortunate, then this past week may come to be seen as a turning point: the victory of president-elect Joe Biden; the announcement... Read more
As I wrote back in March, the enforced closing of bookshop doors is a terrible story for the editor of The Bookseller to report: it’s... Read more
As I mentioned during the summer Bloomsbury has become something of a bellwether publisher for the sector, being the only big trade publisher releasing regular... Read more
Last week, the UK government’s skills assessment website hit the headlines after chancellor Rishi Sunak suggested that individuals working in the Covid-hit arts sectors should... Read more