Are Entry-Level Jobs Disappearing in Publishing? – Ella Gallego | Guest Post

You’re a recent literature graduate or someone pivoting in their career who wants to acquire an entry level publishing position. However, entry level publishing position requirements far exceed entry-level. You continuously encounter entry-level positions, with meagre pay, that require or implicitly request previous experience. Phrases like ‘3-5 years of publishing experience required’ or ‘contracts experience […]

The Half-Life of Published Works is Shrinking. Here’s What Publishers Need to Do – Paul Perry | Guest Post

Less than two minutes. That’s how long the average user spends on a website consuming content that interests them. The old days of publishing are long gone. Captive audiences no longer subscribe to a few news outlets, spending hours consuming one or more newspapers or magazines in their entirety over morning coffee. These days, people graze […]

The War Is Over | Eoin Purcell: Why Traditional Publishers Should Surrender To Self Publishing

I’ve pretty much kept my head and opinions out of the roaring debate on Hugh Howey’s Author Earnings reports published on his website over the past couple of weeks, and the ensuing, spewing and almost never-ending posts from all sides. I like debate, even when it gets heated, but much of what I have read is nothing […]

Jeff and all the hamsters are doing just fine, FutureBook!

The old saying goes that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. Jeff Bezos and hamsters – it’s a brilliant headline for any publishing news outlet to use to capture any reader’s attention. This week The Bookseller published an excellent article by Chris McVeigh via FutureBook, Jeff Bezos Ate My Hamster. McVeigh begins his article by noting […]

Hachette Group To Purchase Hyperion Books

The trend of consolidation continues in the trade book industry with news over the past couple of days that Hachette Book Group (a division of Hachette Livre) will purchase Disney Publishing Worldwide’s adult trade publishing imprint, Hyperion. Disney will hold on to some titles it believes fit better with its film and TV franchise, but the […]

The Future of Publishing 2020: A Program for Publishers and Self-Publishers (Part 2)

In January this year, as part of my series of articles on The Future of Publishing 2020, I finished with A Program for Publishers and Self-Publishers – Part 1. I looked at the role of self-publishing, its development and shift (or acceptance if you will) into the world of mainstream publishing, specifically through new imprints […]

DOJ Approves Random House Penguin Merger in the Blink of an Eye

If you blinked yesterday then you might have missed some very significant publishing news. It is strange how one of last year’s biggest stories in the industry just sort of, well… slipped off the radar. And it’s not because Penguin hasn’t been banging its drum with announcements already this year. In the past few weeks […]

Just The Job | Dalkey Archive Press

The Dalkey Archive Press is a small but well-respected publisher of contemporary and experimental literature, founded in 1984, with offices in Champaign, London and Dublin. It specialises in literature in translation and boasts a formidable list of writers, including: Huxley, Barthelme, Djuna Barnes, Robbe-Grillet, Fuentes and Nicholas Mosley. If you are in any way interested in […]