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  • ‘The impact of Amazon dwarfs all the other changes, even the rise of digital. Of course, the idea of ordering a book in the morning and having it delivered in the afternoon still thrills and amazes me. But it has led to the erosion of earnings for most authors and smaller publishers, and...

In recent years, the conservative imprints at the major New York publishing houses have been put under a microscope.

People of Color in Publishing and Latinx in Publishing collaborated on an online survey in summer and fall 2018, reaching out to current and former BIPOC industry members about the extent to which they've experienced racism on the job. The results of the survey are now being released in a report...

Link: Faber and the Blitz spirit 12 July 2021

This paperback was originally scheduled for May 2020. I look back through my emails from the previous February and see discussions about the cover and worries about whether we are in time to make small corrections before going to print. In retrospect, it seems a time of innocence, of happy,...

Online bookseller Bookshop.org is on track this month to surpass $15 million returned to independent bookstores since the company began in 2019. That figure is in addition to the $250,000 it donated to Binc's "Survive to Thrive" campaign. "It is a milestone we are anticipating surpassing by the...

In the first half of 2020, unit sales of print books surprised many in the industry by posting a 2.9% increase over the same period in 2019 at outlets that report to NPD BookScan, overcoming a slump in sales in early spring following the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic.

James Daunt, the managing director of Waterstones, discusses Covid-19 closures, paying staff the living wage and saving Europe's largest bookstore.

You probably won't have heard about sensitivity readers, but across the pond they are already an essential part of fiction.

‘Changing the world is hard and the highest ideals may have unintended consequences,' writes Richard Charkin in his column of queries on issues in the publishing industry's self-examination.

The 2021 trade campaign to mark National Poetry Day (NPD) on 7th October is spotlighting 43 new poetry books from 26 different publishers, in a year that sees more recommendations from indie presses than ever before.

Now more than ever, novelists are facing up to the unthinkable: the climate crisis. Claire Armitstead talks to Margaret Atwood, Amitav Ghosh and more about the new cli-fi

Despite the fact that she wrote 33 novels and 56 stories about him, Agatha Christie wasn't overly fond of her iconic detective, Hercule Poirot. The author described the character as a "detestable, bombastic, tiresome, egocentric little creep," and resented that his popularity meant that her...

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