Saturday 13th February
People of color can effort all they can to get published and to change this industry, but the change has to come from within the dominating white culture first
publishers, editors, art directors, and marketing folks should get out more
and why we should be worried
The world's biggest online retailer wants to invade the high street. What's in it for them?
Author Earnings is offering authors data and a learned opinion. For free
The cat is out of the bag
Questions remain about how this will affect various sales models and ebook adoption rates
Has the position simply become more one of spite and petulance than principle?
Contemporary publishing is still dominated by multinational corporations. And corporations are all about the numbers.
Books provide access to a better way of life, and for many, libraries are the only way they can get to them
'Big books by blokes about battles'
The Bookseller gets confused, confusing
There is definitely a shrinking of retail space for books in our book chain these days
Banning speakers from university campuses is the wrong way to achieve change
The publishing industry has a long history of slapping pink covers on books supposedly for women
Where are all the women?
Not a question of whether there's a federal case to be made against Amazon, but whether there's a political will to do so
Libraries are about as democratic and diverse as is possible to imagine
If the printed word becomes a thing of the past, it may affect how we think
and what can publishers do about it?
Being paid with "exposure" rather than hard cash undermines the already precarious diversity in our literary culture
Writers, championed by Philip Pullman, may object to attending literary gatherings for free. But the events help to sustain a reading culture
We need literature that wrestles with the evils of slavery while confronting its complexity – especially when it's written for children
J.K Rowling's empire remains a commercial phenomenon despite a tricky digital venture
Writers won't see a dime of that sale, but it's the long game that counts