Sunday 9th March
I have never regretted putting the price of a book up
Why publisher digital joint ventures either wither or get passed on
Was the internet really, suddenly, circa 2008, wrecking the lives of the British creative classes?
Publishers and VCs have more in common than you would think
The world wants all-digital all the time, but publishers engage in bizarre technological fetishism over the printing press
The number of American readers who complain about the weird U.K. spellings and vocabulary seem to be neatly balanced out by people who say "I like British novels." This made me wonder what it was that attracted them. There was only one way to find out. I asked.
The publishing world is full of lore about what sells and what gets read, but precious little of the lore is informed by data and analysis
The problems with McCrum's piece in The Guardian on the financial plight of the author are manifold
According to Jonathan Grimwood who was nominated for the mischievous prize
A model like Oyster's starts to squeeze out the other books I thought about reading
I have a major publisher and a buzzed-about debut. So why did a search for my novel lead to Sweet Valley High?
Latest financial results indicate that all this strongarming is helping bring in a tidy profit
Jane Austen v Emily Brontë
Are Publishing Seasons Relevant?
Have publishers turned their backs on young men?
Are JK Rowling's books taking shelf space away from younger, more talented authors?
Focus on the total author relationship, development, communication and reward system
"There is no crisis." That is the mantra of Ed Vaizey, the Culture Minister
'Computer says no' and the lost art of retail
The self publishing war wasn't and isn't real
I am constantly sassing about Amazon
Hiring new, unproven talent is a gamble for any company, but it's especially risky for publishers
Intellectual Sprawl — The Importance of Constraints on Authors and Other Creators
The fall of the house of books
Research funders worldwide have been progressively introducing or strengthening mandates for open access