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  • ‘Even if you are writing stark realism, I think there is magic in this age group, because they are at an age at which possibility is at its most colossal. They are still on the brink of becoming the person that they will be, and there is magic inherent there. I wanted to say to children, "...

Kate Quinn on gathering material for great historical mysteries.

While at the sales conference of Jonathan Ball Publishers, Richard Charkin sizes up features of the South African book market.

"What's going on with the book market?" an agent asked me this week. The big books are not showing up, the débuts are passing by too fleetingly, while genre titles, the brands, and backlist books are shifting to the centre ground and taking root. In short, for this year's trends, look to last...

In my previous blog, I outlined five ways in which publishing can, and likely will, use AI to streamline and make its operations more efficient. I'd like to turn your attention to how AI can help sell more books.

Labour achieved a landslide win in yesterday's general election, with Sir Keir Starmer due to enter Number 10 Downing Street for his first term in office.

 

April Henry on successfully channeling family history and criminal tendencies into fiction.

Link: Torturing my heroine 15 July 2024

Patrick Worrall on writing about Europe's dark past - as it threatens to return

How Mosley went from working as a computer programmer in 1980's New York City to writing the iconic Devil in a Blue Dress.

Large-scale, algorithmic bookselling will never outlive the necessity of local stores like ours

 

A new survey commissioned by the Publishers Association (PA) has shown that children's reading for pleasure remains a priority for adults across the country, despite a decline in reading.

Trevor Dolby on a glorious, inspiring week in Wiltshire

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