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Futurebook 2013 – one delegate’s view

Posted on 15/11/2013

The Futurebook conference purports to distill the latest thinking on the future of publishing. I haven’t been before but I would imagine that when it started this would have been groundbreaking stuff,…

When things go wrong

Posted on 07/10/2013

I write this stuck at Heathrow en route to the Frankfurt Book Fair with a 12 hour delay due to fog. The experience has reminded me that at times of crisis we are most likely to either be impressed or…

The power of a written ‘thank you’

Posted on 06/09/2013

Last week I went to my neighbour’s 60th birthday party. It was a very civilised affair in the garden and I have seen Gill several times since and commented on what a lovely time we had. Imagine my sur…

My professional bookprint – the five books that changed my working life

Posted on 11/07/2013

I recently came across the notion of the bookprint; the idea that the books you read leave a lasting and unique impression, much like a footprint. So I thought I would create my own version of this –…

Calling all risk takers

Posted on 13/06/2004

Have you ever noticed how many titles in bookshops all look the same? Some of this is clearly intentional, pure bandwagon publishing, but some of it is driven by fear. Fear that producing something th…