Recovery in printing: the new Biddles

Anthony Haynes writes: Last year I wrote a post about the demise of an East Anglian book printing company, namely Biddles (see ‘Lessons from a printer’s demise‘, 4 June 2013). Since then, Companies House (the registrar for companies in England

Recovery in printing: the new Biddles

Anthony Haynes writes: Last year I wrote a post about the demise of an East Anglian book printing company, namely Biddles (see ‘Lessons from a printer’s demise‘, 4 June 2013). Since then, Companies House (the registrar for companies in England

Effective content marketing: the example of Headley Brothers

I worked in publishing for many years without knowing anything about Headley Brothers. That is not surprising: I work in book publishing, they major in printing magazines. Yet now I know quite a bit about the company — and feel

Effective content marketing: the example of Headley Brothers

I worked in publishing for many years without knowing anything about Headley Brothers. That is not surprising: I work in book publishing, they major in printing magazines. Yet now I know quite a bit about the company — and feel

Cambridge Publishing Society: Brian Webb

David Williams writes: The next speaker at the Cambridge Publishing Society (CAMPUS) is Brian Webb, who is certainly one of the UK’s premier graphic designers, with a special affinity for the book. You might have seen Brian’s superb series of

Cambridge Publishing Society: Brian Webb

David Williams writes: The next speaker at the Cambridge Publishing Society (CAMPUS) is Brian Webb, who is certainly one of the UK’s premier graphic designers, with a special affinity for the book. You might have seen Brian’s superb series of

Why use postcards to market books? 5 reasons

I was sitting in a café in London Victoria recently, having a coffee with Alex Singleton. Alex, who is on a mission to become the world’s leading PR author (you heard it here first), invited me to make some suggestions on

Why use postcards to market books? 5 reasons

I was sitting in a café in London Victoria recently, having a coffee with Alex Singleton. Alex, who is on a mission to become the world’s leading PR author (you heard it here first), invited me to make some suggestions on

Making money out of publishing? A portfolio approach

Last week (‘Making money out of publishing’, 1st August) I suggested that, if one believes that large multinationals in publishing are cash cows, the rational thing would be to invest in them. My own company, The Professional and Higher Partnership,

Making money out of publishing? A portfolio approach

Last week (‘Making money out of publishing’, 1st August) I suggested that, if one believes that large multinationals in publishing are cash cows, the rational thing would be to invest in them. My own company, The Professional and Higher Partnership,

Newspapers may be dying, but the internet didn’t kill them — and journalism is doing just fine

Originally posted on paidContent (old):
Among the pieces of conventional wisdom that get trotted out whenever the subject of the newspaper industry’s decline comes up, one of the most popular is that the internet is the main culprit: in some…

Newspapers may be dying, but the internet didn’t kill them — and journalism is doing just fine

Originally posted on paidContent (old):
Among the pieces of conventional wisdom that get trotted out whenever the subject of the newspaper industry’s decline comes up, one of the most popular is that the internet is the main culprit: in some…

Making money out of publishing

In almost every conversation I have with fellow publishers at the moment it seems the issue of Amazon comes up. By ‘issue’ I mean the fact that Amazon has become, for most publishers, the dominant customer account and it doesn’t

Making money out of publishing

In almost every conversation I have with fellow publishers at the moment it seems the issue of Amazon comes up. By ‘issue’ I mean the fact that Amazon has become, for most publishers, the dominant customer account and it doesn’t