Trade

Digital Bestseller Lists: the Witherspoon effect hits charts
July 4, 2020 at 1:45 am

Claire McGowan’s The Other Wife returns to the Bookstat top spot, with the Northern Irish author’s latest continuing a great run, having spent three solid months in the top 10 and earning four (non-consecutive) pole positions.

Lockdown diaries: the publishing entrepreneur
July 4, 2020 at 1:45 am

Boilers are the masters of timing – they know the exact moment to inflict maximum disruption. Mine decided to call time on Monday 23 March 2020 a day that saw the biggest highs and lows of my entrepreneurial life.

Publishers cut ties with David Starkey after 'abhorrent' comments
July 4, 2020 at 1:45 am

HarperCollins says it will no longer publish books by historian David Starkey and is reviewing his backlist, describing his recent comments on slavery as “abhorrent”. Vintage and Hodder & Stoughton have also said they will not publish further books from him.

The book industry needs to take responsibility for transforming itself
July 4, 2020 at 1:45 am

It would have been hard to have missed last week’s digital launch of Rethinking ‘Diversity’ in Publishing. The report - the first of its kind on diversity in trade fiction - not only landed noisily, but put the publishing ecosystem in the dock. So what's next?