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  • Snapshot of the Week - 17 October 2014

    Roger Tagholm, 17 Oct 2014

    Further proof – as if it were needed – that self-publishing is a force to be reckoned with came from the latest report from Bowker which showed that in 2013 the number of self-published titles

    Page 17 Oct 2014

  • Snapshot of the Week - 10 October 2014

    Roger Tagholm, 10 Oct 2014

    Bloomsbury’s Richard Charkin questioned the value of foreign publishers selling English language rights this week, suggesting that the market was already over-published and that if

    Page 10 Oct 2014

  • Snapshot of the Week - 25 September 2014

    Roger Tagholm, 25 Sep 2014

    “It’s not a business, it’s an illness,” declared Orna Ross, founder of the Alliance of Independent Authors, at this week’s Tech Tuesday debate on ‘The Rise And Rise Of Self-Publishing’, organised by

    Page 25 Sep 2014

  • Snapshot of the Week - 18 September 2014

    Roger Tagholm, 18 Sep 2014

    It has been a good week for infographics, if they are your thing. A Short Guide to Planet Agent which you can find here may have angered some agents, or made them feel uncomfortable with statements

    Page 18 Sep 2014

  • Snapshot of the Week - 11 September 2014

    Roger Tagholm, 11 Sep 2014

    With so much attention still on that other dispute, the one that surely deserves its own imprint now, it was refreshing to have something else loom into view this week. Copyright has never gone away,

    Page 11 Sep 2014

  • Snapshot of the Week - 4 September 2014

    Roger Tagholm, 04 Sep 2014

    Perhaps Germaine Greer should stick to talking about libraries, concerning which she once said, in Daddy, We Hardly Knew You: “Libraries are reservoirs of strength, grace and wit, reminders of order,

    Page 04 Sep 2014

  • Snapshot of the Week - 28 August 2014

    Roger Tagholm, 28 Aug 2014

    Much focus on South America this week with Amazon starting to sell physical books in Brazil two years after it began selling ebooks in the country, and Brazil’s largest bookshop

    Page 28 Aug 2014

  • Snapshot of the Week - 22 August 2014

    Roger Tagholm, 22 Aug 2014

    With the appointment of Faber’s Sales and Marketing Director Will Atkinson as MD of Atlantic Books, another chapter in what you might call ‘the class of ‘95’ begins.  John

    Page 22 Aug 2014

  • Snapshot Of The Week - 7 August 2014

    Roger Tagholm, 07 Aug 2014

    If you could keep a physical library book forever, having paid a monthly subscription, would that be a loan or a sale?  The digital version of this slightly curious scenario

    Page 07 Aug 2014

  • Snapshot of the Week

    Roger Tagholm, 17 Jul 2014

    Following the great and magnificent rebirth of Foyles in Charing Cross Road which received so much coverage – it was packed on Saturday, incidentally, with its ‘market square’ central

    Page 17 Jul 2014

  • Snapshot of the Week

    Roger Tagholm, 11 Jul 2014

    A nice quote from a Brazilian this week.  “When the Earth moves under one’s feet, it is very difficult to see clearly what stays solid and what is going to be

    Page 11 Jul 2014

  • Snapshot of the Week

    Roger Tagholm, 03 Jul 2014

    “Vive la France!” “Je ne comprends pas la France!” That’s roughly the two views people have of the country when it comes to the book industry. The French parliament has just passed a

    Page 03 Jul 2014

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