Posts Tagged: sales

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,

Learning about publishing: The Publishing Meeting

Anthony Haynes writes: I’ve designed a simulation to use to help people learn about publishing. I designed it originally to be used on training courses for authors and prospective authors. The thinking is: if authors can understand more about how

Learning about publishing: The Publishing Meeting

Anthony Haynes writes: I’ve designed a simulation to use to help people learn about publishing. I designed it originally to be used on training courses for authors and prospective authors. The thinking is: if authors can understand more about how

Coda on WH Smith sales

WH Smith may not be the UK’s sexiest book retailer, but it remains an important one. In an analysis of their annual accounts and report (11 October), I argued that, to achieve long-term growth, the company could not rely endlessly on cost-cutting

Coda on WH Smith sales

WH Smith may not be the UK’s sexiest book retailer, but it remains an important one. In an analysis of their annual accounts and report (11 October), I argued that, to achieve long-term growth, the company could not rely endlessly on cost-cutting

Self-publishing: why (or why not) and how

This post summarises a workshop led by Monographer at the 2012 annual conference of the National Association of Writers in Education on 10 November. Context There are many reasons why self-publishing is burgeoning. Some of them are summarised in this post

Self-publishing: why (or why not) and how

This post summarises a workshop led by Monographer at the 2012 annual conference of the National Association of Writers in Education on 10 November. Context There are many reasons why self-publishing is burgeoning. Some of them are summarised in this post

What does a publisher do? Source, procure, and commission (I)

What does a publisher do? is a series of posts designed to answer that question, interpreted not in the sense of “What functions does a publisher seek to fulfil?” but rather “What operations does a publisher (well, this publisher at

What does a publisher do? Source, procure, and commission (I)

What does a publisher do? is a series of posts designed to answer that question, interpreted not in the sense of “What functions does a publisher seek to fulfil?” but rather “What operations does a publisher (well, this publisher at

‘The devil that is Amazon’

So earlier this year I’m sitting in the audience at a literary festival, listening to a panel of editors and agents discussing publishing. One of the editors, from a London independent trade publisher, refers – with approving nods from his

‘The devil that is Amazon’

So earlier this year I’m sitting in the audience at a literary festival, listening to a panel of editors and agents discussing publishing. One of the editors, from a London independent trade publisher, refers – with approving nods from his

Telling the story: creative writing and business models

One of the imprints my company, The Professional and Higher Partnership, publishes is Creative Writing Studies. This brings me into frequent contact with writers of fiction. As a result, I’ve often found myself in conversations concerning the relationship between creativity in (a)

Telling the story: creative writing and business models

One of the imprints my company, The Professional and Higher Partnership, publishes is Creative Writing Studies. This brings me into frequent contact with writers of fiction. As a result, I’ve often found myself in conversations concerning the relationship between creativity in (a)