Talking Podcasts: Standard Issue

Talking Podcasts: Standard Issue

Following on from our articles on The Riff Raff and The Extraordinary Business Book Club, Abbie Headon interviews the team behind the brilliant Standard Issue podcast, an online magazine by women, for women. 1) Where did the idea for Standard Issue podcast spring from? Standard Issue started life as an online women’s magazine almost three […]

Audio publishing: Common misconceptions

Audio publishing: Common misconceptions

Louise Newton is an Audio Assistant at Little, Brown Book Group, and works across all imprints at Little, Brown on fiction and non-fiction titles. Louise is London Chair for the Society of Young Publishers (SYP) and assists the Royal Society of Literature at their events. Earlier this year the Publishers Association announced that one in ten […]

5 ways to perfect your pre-launch publicity campaign

5 ways to perfect your pre-launch publicity campaign

Digital reading platform The Pigeonhole have launched a competition with Pan Macmillan, giving 500 winners early access to a serialized exclusive of Ken Follett’s latest blockbusting novel, A Column of Fire (see below for more info). Ahead of this, The Pigeonhole’s Laurence Kilpatrick shares his top tips for pre-launch publicity. Generating publicity in fresh and inventive […]

Talking Podcasts: The Extraordinary Business Book Club

Talking Podcasts: The Extraordinary Business Book Club

In the second article in our Talking Podcasts series, Abbie Headon interviews Alison Jones, a regular contributor to the BookMachine blog and an expert commentator on all things digital, about her podcast, The Extraordinary Business Book Club. 1) Where did the idea for The Extraordinary Business Book Club podcast spring from? Basically I wanted to […]

Talking Podcasts: 6 questions for The Riff Raff

Talking Podcasts: 6 questions for The Riff Raff

Podcasts are becoming more and more popular, and it’s time we all started paying attention to them, as publishers and authors. In this first interview in a series called Talking Podcasts, Abbie Headon interviews Amy Baker and Rosy Edwards about The Riff Raff podcast, which focuses on debut authors. 1) Where did the idea for […]

Innovative publishing for people who have visual impairments

Innovative publishing for people who have visual impairments

It’s entirely possible that you won’t have heard of Calibre and yet this organisation is a key part of the publishing supply chain for thousands of adults and children in the UK and EU. Nearly 2,000,000 people in the UK suffer from sight loss (either partial or complete) and of these over 25,000 are children. […]

Interview with Sam Baker, co-founder of The Pool and Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction 2017 judge

Interview with Sam Baker, co-founder of The Pool and Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction 2017 judge

Sam Baker has spent 20 years in magazine journalism, editing some of the UK’s biggest magazines, including Just Seventeen, Cosmopolitan and Red. In 2015, she co-founded and launched The Pool, with broadcaster Lauren Laverne, with a mission to celebrate and amplify women’s voices. An award-winning digital platform for women that has been described as redefining […]

The 5 best sites for reading ebooks online

The 5 best sites for reading ebooks online

Here we share Geethik Technologies’ insights into ebook reading online (this blog post first appeared on the Geethik Technologies’ blog). No e-reader? No tablet? No problem. You can still read books online using your preferred browser. There are some really great options out there to match a variety of reading styles. Here are five (and a few bonus suggestions) […]

5 things publishers should know about Kindle Unlimited for readers

5 things publishers should know about Kindle Unlimited for readers

Here we share Geethik Technologies’ insights into Kindle Unlimited (this blog post first appeared on the Geethik Technologies’ blog). Ebook subscription services are commonly hailed as the Netflix for books and Kindle Unlimited, launched back in July 2014, leads the pack. There are few serious competitors to consider in this market, especially after exits from Oyster and Entitle. Scribd […]