18th August 2021
Detail from David Pelham's paperback book cover design for A Clockwork Orange

The beauty of books

If you’re interested in books, and book cover design in particular, don’t miss The Beauty of Books (episode four) on BBC iPlayer.
13th May 2021
Copy-editor and proofreader Suzanne Arnold

What’s the difference between copy-editing and proofreading?

Surbiton-based publishing professional Suzanne Arnold explains, in a guest blog, the difference between copy-editing and proofreading.
6th November 2020
An open book

How to buy books ethically

There are plenty of places to download e-books or buy print books online. Where can you shop if you’d like to buy books ethically?
2nd August 2017
wooden letterpress characters St Bride Institute

The St Bride Institute print room and library

Do not miss the St Bride Institute print room on your London visit if you are interested in the history of hot metal or letterpress printing.
6th April 2017
Grip Lit book covers

Is Grip Lit dead?

Publishers and agents would like to see the end of ‘Grip Lit’ – but it's very lucrative for them. It's also still popular. Here are my top 5 choices.
21st September 2016
Books

5 ways to sell your book

Writing your book is the easy bit. Marketing and selling it is a whole new ball game. To get you started here are 5 ways to sell your book.
8th December 2015
Colourful Pantone mugs

Presents for creatives and design lovers

We creative types can be very picky when it comes to presents. Here are some ideas showing you how to please your arty loved-ones. 
22nd September 2014
Two book covers from the same series

How to brand a book series

When people think about branding, they normally envisage company logos and the way they are applied to marketing materials and products.