Is profit a dirty word? Running a publishing company as a business

Innovative, diverse and ethical: just three words we may associate with the small press industry. A small press, defined via the British Book Awards, could have between 1 to 10 employees and yet competes (whether intentionally or unintentionally) with large-scale publishing houses with international offices, bustling for space in bookshops. As the managing director of … Read more

Business ends

There is no cause for alarm – or so we like to kid ourselves – but don’t be surprised to find that books have become more expensive before the year is out. This is one clear warning from this month’s London Book Fair – that barmy bazaar of shop talk and deals that pops up … Read more