Posts Tagged: textbooks

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

Bookshop event and public intellectual: on Alister McGrath

Last week to Heffers bookshop in Cambridge to hear Alister McGrath speaking on CS Lewis. To judge from their questions and contributions, most of the audience were there out of a serious interest in CS Lewis. In contrast, my main

Bookshop event and public intellectual: on Alister McGrath

Last week to Heffers bookshop in Cambridge to hear Alister McGrath speaking on CS Lewis. To judge from their questions and contributions, most of the audience were there out of a serious interest in CS Lewis. In contrast, my main

On an embryo university press

At a conference in York at the weekend, I skipped the Saturday afternoon session to take a stroll around the always-pleasing city centre. Secondhand booksellers have been disappearing from historic centres – Oxford a case in point – but York

On an embryo university press

At a conference in York at the weekend, I skipped the Saturday afternoon session to take a stroll around the always-pleasing city centre. Secondhand booksellers have been disappearing from historic centres – Oxford a case in point – but York

Twitter on publishing revisited: language and editing

Last summer (2011) I wrote a series of posts reviewing Twitter accounts that provided useful sources of information on: writing and authorship language and editing publishing the book industry supply chain and readership the creative economy and IP. Twitter doesn’t

Twitter on publishing revisited: language and editing

Last summer (2011) I wrote a series of posts reviewing Twitter accounts that provided useful sources of information on: writing and authorship language and editing publishing the book industry supply chain and readership the creative economy and IP. Twitter doesn’t

Twitter on publishing revisited: authorship and writing

Last summer (2011) I wrote a series of posts reviewing Twitter accounts that provided useful sources of information on: writing and authorship language and editing publishing the book industry supply chain and readership the creative economy and IP. Twitter doesn’t

Twitter on publishing revisited: authorship and writing

Last summer (2011) I wrote a series of posts reviewing Twitter accounts that provided useful sources of information on: writing and authorship language and editing publishing the book industry supply chain and readership the creative economy and IP. Twitter doesn’t

Model authorship

Once I gave a talk to authors about textbook publishing. They wanted to know what I, as a publisher, was looking for from an author. I thought the best way to summarise that my views was to use a metaphor,

Model authorship

Once I gave a talk to authors about textbook publishing. They wanted to know what I, as a publisher, was looking for from an author. I thought the best way to summarise that my views was to use a metaphor,