Tag Archives: UK

Top 5 Publishing Articles/Blog Posts of the Week 5/23-5/27

Every week, we recommend 5 publishing articles/blog posts that supplement the major news for the week. Whether data or industry commentary, we hope these 5 links will be a simple way to keep you in the know. Is supporting authors via Patreon the future of publishing? The UK wants to collect value added taxes for adult coloring…Continue Reading

Top 5 Publishing Articles/Blog Posts of the Week 4/25-4/29

Every week, we recommend 5 publishing articles/blog posts that supplement the major news for the week. Whether data or industry commentary, we hope these 5 links will be a simple way to keep you in the know. Trade book revenues were $7.2 billion in 2015, according to the AAP. What different issues do the US and UK…Continue Reading

Top 5 Publishing Articles/Blog Posts of the Week, 11/4–11/8

Every week, our sister site, Publishing Trendsetter, recommends 5 publishing news stories that young book professionals should read to feel more connected to what’s going on in the industry. To continue that tradition here on Publishing Trends, we will be recommending 5 publishing articles/blog posts that supplement the major news for the week. Whether data or industry commentary, we hope…Continue Reading

Parsing Publishing, Then and Now: Merchants of Culture by John B. Thompsen

With this post, PublishingTrends.com continues its regular column in which it reviews, explicates and excerpts books that we think will resonate with people in the business of publishing and media.  **** John B. Thompson, University of Cambridge-based sociologist and author of Merchants of Culture: The Publishing Business in the Twenty-First Century (Plume, trade paper, 2nd Ed….Continue Reading

Trendspotting 2010: Anthony Forbes-Watson

Anthony Forbes-Watson is the Managing Director of Pan Macmillan (UK). Grimly bookended by the collapses of Woolworths and Borders, 2009 was suffused with the smell of crisis and peppered with job loss announcements, but ended up being merely bad rather than catastrophic, with sales forecast to be only a little down on the year before….Continue Reading

Trendspotting 2009: Liz Thomson and Nicholas Clee’s Predictions

Liz Thomson and Nicholas Clee Founders, Bookbrunch.co.uk Many trends become apparent in the US book market before finding their way to the UK, and, unfortunately, recession is one of them. At the Frankfurt Book Fair this October, publishers in the UK aisles were reasonably sanguine (about prospects for the coming season, at least), while their…Continue Reading