Palace of books

My work as a consulting editor for Oxford University Press takes me occasionally to Oxford. When I’m there I like to visit Blackwell’s on Broad Street. In particular, I like to browse the shelves on the book trade. Logically, Heffers

Palace of books

My work as a consulting editor for Oxford University Press takes me occasionally to Oxford. When I’m there I like to visit Blackwell’s on Broad Street. In particular, I like to browse the shelves on the book trade. Logically, Heffers

Creative model: Anita Sarkeesian (@femfreq)

From time to time I’ve posted on this blog about creative models — creative people whose work I respect and whose way of working either inspires me or provides an imitable example. I’ve written about, among others, Harry Beck, Jim Ede,

Creative model: Anita Sarkeesian (@femfreq)

From time to time I’ve posted on this blog about creative models — creative people whose work I respect and whose way of working either inspires me or provides an imitable example. I’ve written about, among others, Harry Beck, Jim Ede,

On not reviewing Frania Hall’s ‘The Business of publishing’

I go to the university library in Cambridge. I ask the library staff to fetch a copy of The business of digital publishing by Frania Hall (Routledge, 2013). I take it home, put on my (recently acquired, perfectly adequate) reading

On not reviewing Frania Hall’s ‘The Business of publishing’

I go to the university library in Cambridge. I ask the library staff to fetch a copy of The business of digital publishing by Frania Hall (Routledge, 2013). I take it home, put on my (recently acquired, perfectly adequate) reading

Getting started in the creative industries: review of Creative Review

I bought the current (August 2016) edition of Creative Review (CR) because of its focus on getting started in the creative economy. My work as mentor frequently brings me into contact with people wanting guidance in this area. The edition comprises

Getting started in the creative industries: review of Creative Review

I bought the current (August 2016) edition of Creative Review (CR) because of its focus on getting started in the creative economy. My work as mentor frequently brings me into contact with people wanting guidance in this area. The edition comprises

Creative places: elegy for Fleet Street

I’m a member of the Wynkyn de Worde Society. The society is named after Wynkyn de Worde, the first printer in Fleet Street. The heyday of Fleet Street has long since passed, but today the last two remaining journalists depart

Creative places: elegy for Fleet Street

I’m a member of the Wynkyn de Worde Society. The society is named after Wynkyn de Worde, the first printer in Fleet Street. The heyday of Fleet Street has long since passed, but today the last two remaining journalists depart

This is not a book

“These days it is impossible to get away from discussions of whether the book will survive the digital revolution. Blogs, tweets and newspaper articles on the subject appear daily…This thought-provoking book takes the form of a conversation in which Carriere

This is not a book

“These days it is impossible to get away from discussions of whether the book will survive the digital revolution. Blogs, tweets and newspaper articles on the subject appear daily…This thought-provoking book takes the form of a conversation in which Carriere

Joy of print procurement

In my post on security management I wrote: “In our selection of suppliers to work with, we ensure that there is plenty of duplication. It is tempting, once one has decided which supplier is best in class, to send all

Joy of print procurement

In my post on security management I wrote: “In our selection of suppliers to work with, we ensure that there is plenty of duplication. It is tempting, once one has decided which supplier is best in class, to send all