Here’s what book publishers can learn from the podcast model

Here’s what book publishers can learn from the podcast model

Did you make the same mistake I did and assume podcasts are yesterday’s platform, that interest in them has plateaued (at best) and they’re not worth thinking about today? If so, here’s a short article that might help you re-think your stance. If you’re still not convinced have a look at the infographic in this article, […]

Top 5 skills you need to survive a career in domestic rights

Top 5 skills you need to survive a career in domestic rights

Jenna Brown is Rights Executive at Bloomsbury Publishing where she handles domestic rights. She’s also currently writing a young adult novel (all queries welcome!) 1) Organisation Failing to plan is planning to fail! In rights, there’s so much going on, if you’re not properly organised you’ll soon end up cowering under your desk, drinking a bottle […]

On being a literary agent: Emma Paterson interview

On being a literary agent: Emma Paterson interview

Emma Paterson is an agent at Rogers, Coleridge & White. She joined the agency in 2013 after working at The Wylie Agency for two and a half years. She represents literary novelists, journalists and writers of narrative nonfiction. Here Norah Myers interviews her. 1) Tell us about a recent manuscript you submitted to an editor. What […]

Top 5 skills an Editorial Assistant needs

Top 5 skills an Editorial Assistant needs

Zoe Sharples is Temporary General Editorial Assistant at Vintage Books, and a student on the UCL MA in Publishing. She has recently completed internships with The Publishers Association and Granta & Portobello Books. She is an Editorial Committee member of the Society of Young Publishers.  1) Communication Forget about those hard skills like Biblio, Adobe […]

Translated literature: Is the buzz to be believed?

Translated literature: Is the buzz to be believed?

Jonathan Ruppin is Literary Director at digital start-up Orson & Co and the founder of the English PEN Translated Literature Book Club. He was a bookseller for 18 years, including 13 at Foyles’ flagship branch on Charing Cross Road. Translated literature is having a moment, the press has being claiming of late. It’s being said […]

Marketing tips for improving the bottom line (in the wake of the EU referendum)

Marketing tips for improving the bottom line (in the wake of the EU referendum)

I don’t know about you, but I found the article in The Independent about job vacancy adverts falling by 700,000 the week after the referendum result absolutely terrifying, though not entirely unexpected. As companies spend the coming months evaluating the long-term implications of the UK leaving the EU, there will undoubtedly be increasing pressure on […]

Where we read what: UK regions and their reading habits

Where we read what: UK regions and their reading habits

While most popular books tend to have their sales spread throughout the country, I always find it interesting to look at how sales differ when moving from region to region in the UK – in BookScan we can separate sales into East of England, Lancashire, London, Midlands, Northern Ireland, Scotland, South West, Southern, Wales & […]

Smart phones: Changing the rules of the game

Smart phones: Changing the rules of the game

Jacob Cockcroft is Co-Founder and CEO of The Pigeonhole, a made-for-mobile digital book club, serialising their books in installments delivered straight to a reader’s virtual bookshelf on the iOS app or website. Here he writes on mobile reading and making digital work for your company. E-books are on the decline. Digital reading is only for romance novels. Waterstone’s […]

Curation: Interview with Michael Bhaskar

Curation: Interview with Michael Bhaskar

Michael Bhaskar is a writer, researcher, digital publisher and Co-Founder of Canelo. Here we interviewed him on his new book, Curation: The Power of Selection in a World of Too Much. 1) Tell us a bit about your new book. What’s it all about, and what are some of the key points? The new book is called Curation […]

Startup snapshot: Leanpub

Startup snapshot: Leanpub

Len Epp is a Co-Founder of Leanpub. He wrote a doctorate in English Literature before working as an investment banker in London, so enjoys wearing the seemingly contradictory hats of resident corporate finance and literary type person at Leanpub. We interviewed him about Leanpub here.  1) What exactly is Leanpub? Leanpub is a book writing […]