Category Archives: Issues in publishing

Books about publishing: a guide to the best

On 6 December I’m giving a talk at Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge. The details are on the Cambridge Publishing Society page here: http://groupspaces.com/cambridgepublishingsociety/. The books featured will comprise a blend of some of those reviewed on Monographer (see the Publisher’s Bookshelf

Books about publishing: a guide to the best

On 6 December I’m giving a talk at Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge. The details are on the Cambridge Publishing Society page here: http://groupspaces.com/cambridgepublishingsociety/. The books featured will comprise a blend of some of those reviewed on Monographer (see the Publisher’s Bookshelf

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

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

The Art of the Publisher

Roberto Calasso’s The art of the publisher, translated from the Italian by Richard Dixon, is published in Britain by Penguin (2015). Tastefully published too, in a dinky little format. It is an assemblage of various occasional pieces, written over several

The Art of the Publisher

Roberto Calasso’s The art of the publisher, translated from the Italian by Richard Dixon, is published in Britain by Penguin (2015). Tastefully published too, in a dinky little format. It is an assemblage of various occasional pieces, written over several

Publishing and bibliography (3): proposal for classifying grey literature

In a previous post, I set out reasons why I believe grey literature will continue to grow in importance: Why do I say that the importance of grey literature will continue to grow? In part, because it harmonises with developments

Publishing and bibliography (3): proposal for classifying grey literature

In a previous post, I set out reasons why I believe grey literature will continue to grow in importance: Why do I say that the importance of grey literature will continue to grow? In part, because it harmonises with developments

Publishing and bibliography (2): Beyond ©opyright

The copyright symbol, ©, is well established. Usually, though not invariably, it designates authorship. But what about all the other people who have played a role in originating the book? Films carry extensive credits. Imprint pages, in contrast, credit very few people.

Publishing and bibliography (2): Beyond ©opyright

The copyright symbol, ©, is well established. Usually, though not invariably, it designates authorship. But what about all the other people who have played a role in originating the book? Films carry extensive credits. Imprint pages, in contrast, credit very few people.