Female Authors Make Inroads at Major Publications – Survey
March 31, 2016 at 2:00 pm

Female authors and reviewers have found more room on literary pages over the last year, according to the annual Vida review, which has previously shown a major skew towards male writers and reviewers. The American organisation has tallied up the gender split of reviewers along with the authors being reviewed at major publications including the…

University Presses in Decline…Not so Fast
November 9, 2015 at 2:44 pm

Like all publishers, university presses are facing their fair share of challenges but many are successfully redefining their role in the digital age. There is a flourishing of innovation and renewed energy as individual presses chart their paths into the future and an increasing number diverge from business as usual. In celebration of University Press…

Drama! Why Making Book Trailers is Like Making Movies
September 16, 2015 at 12:32 pm

Go onto YouTube and key in the phrase “book trailer” and you’ll be confronted by page after page of short films, mostly advertising fiction aimed at children and teenagers. Until 2010 when my latest book — a non-fiction espionage saga entitled Rendezvous at the Russian Tea Rooms — was commissioned, I had no idea about…