Category Archives: Texts on publishing

More books on publishing

The audience at my ‘Books on publishing’ talk last week was kind enough to volunteer suggestions of their own. Two suggestions in response to my ‘representations of publishing in fiction’ post script were: Robert Bolano, 2666 PD James, Original sin

More books on publishing

The audience at my ‘Books on publishing’ talk last week was kind enough to volunteer suggestions of their own. Two suggestions in response to my ‘representations of publishing in fiction’ post script were: Robert Bolano, 2666 PD James, Original sin

Books on publishing, revisited

Every time I try to decide which books about publishing I’ve found most interesting or helpful, I change my mind. The Publisher’s bookshelf page above is a living document. Tomorrow (Tues 6 Dec, 2016) I’m giving a talk in Cambridge

Books on publishing, revisited

Every time I try to decide which books about publishing I’ve found most interesting or helpful, I change my mind. The Publisher’s bookshelf page above is a living document. Tomorrow (Tues 6 Dec, 2016) I’m giving a talk in Cambridge

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

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

Publishing out of Africa — and other stories

I was alerted to Alan Hill’s memoir, In pursuit of publishing (John Murray, 1988), by Nana Ayebia Clarke MBE (the Managing Director of Ayebia Clarke Publishing Ltd). The book recounts a remarkable career with Heinemann, centred on the development of Heinemann

Publishing out of Africa — and other stories

I was alerted to Alan Hill’s memoir, In pursuit of publishing (John Murray, 1988), by Nana Ayebia Clarke MBE (the Managing Director of Ayebia Clarke Publishing Ltd). The book recounts a remarkable career with Heinemann, centred on the development of Heinemann

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

Bestsellers: review of John Sutherland

Bestsellers (2007) by John Sutherland is published on Oxford’s Very Short Introduction series. There are chapters on definitions, the history of bestsellers in Britain and America, on the modern scene, and commenting on bestseller lists in general. A final chapter,

Bestsellers: review of John Sutherland

Bestsellers (2007) by John Sutherland is published on Oxford’s Very Short Introduction series. There are chapters on definitions, the history of bestsellers in Britain and America, on the modern scene, and commenting on bestseller lists in general. A final chapter,