The Editor’s Blog

How to Find the Right Creative Writing Degree

How to Find the Right Creative Writing Degree

by Peri Cimen Undertaking a creative writing degree is a big decision and research is the first step. Whether you’re […]

The Pros and Cons of a Creative Writing Degree

The Pros and Cons of a Creative Writing Degree

by Peri Cimen You may have found yourself wondering whether you need a creative writing degree to succeed as an […]

What Is the Difference between Self-help and Self-improvement Books?

What Is the Difference between Self-Help and Self-Improvement Books

by Ameesha Smith-Green Even for those who love nonfiction, the terminology can sometimes get confusing. After all, there’s self-help, self-improvement, […]

12 Hours in York: An indie book shopping and tea drinking heaven

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by Ameesha Smith-Green The pretty cathedral city of York is well-known for its black and white wooden buildings and confectionary, […]

Facing Our Literary History: Is “cancel culture” threatening the classics?

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by Beth Hutton The question of whether we can separate an artist from their work persists not only within the […]

Reflections on 2021: A year of book launches, teamwork, and charity

2021 Reflections

by Ameesha Smith-Green 2021 was a year to forget for many reasons, but we also like to look back on […]

Physical Books vs. E-books: How is technology changing our reading habits?

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by Becky Tandy Recently, I had an interesting conversation with a friend about whether print or digital books are better. […]

Does a Million Social Media Followers Translate to a Million Book Sales?

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by Ameesha Smith-Green When it comes to pitching a manuscript to agents or publishers, having an author platform is seen […]

5 Winter Holiday Destinations for Book Lovers

5 Winter Holiday Destinations for Book Lovers

by Beth Hutton If you’re anything like me, then you’ll agree there’s nothing better than cosying up on the sofa […]

10 Best Gifts for Book Lovers (That Aren’t Just Books)

10 Best Gifts for Book Lovers (That Aren't Just Books)

by Hana Walker With the holiday season fast approaching, it can sometimes feel overwhelming trying to find the perfect gifts […]

Cancelling “Cancel Culture”: What the new social buzzword means for the world of publishing

Cancelling Cancel Culture

by Beth Hutton Cancel culture is gaining momentum across academic circles and social media platforms alike, as people have been […]

Binge Culture and Its Impact on the Publishing Industry

Binge Culture and Its Impact on the Publishing Industry

by Becky Tandy With the growing popularity of streaming services such as Netflix and Disney+, bingeing has become a mainstream […]

New to Reading? A guide to starting a love affair with reading

New to Reading

by Summer Black Some people are born to read, but others don’t fall in love with books until later in […]

A Book Lover’s Guide to the Best of Birmingham

A Book Lover’s Guide to the Best of Birmingham

by Beth Hutton With its rich literary history of liberal writers and radical thinkers, Birmingham is a creative hotspot for […]

Will Bookshops Ever Die Out?

Will Bookshops Ever Die Out?

by Shakira Morar No one in the industry can certainly say whether bookshops will die out—and if they do, when […]

5 Ways the Publishing Industry Can Have a Better Impact on the Environment

5 Ways the Publishing Industry Can Have a Better Impact on the Environment

by Alicja Sowinska In the past few decades, many of us have become aware of environmental issues such as pollution […]

What Makes a Good Self-Help Book?

What Makes a Good Self-Help Book?

by Phoebe Geary Whether you want to restructure your lifestyle, maximise your true potential, or simply boost productivity, self-help books […]

The Best Independent Bookshops in the West Midlands

The Best Independent Bookshops in the West Midlands

For readers, there are few things lovelier in life than visiting a beautiful indie bookshop, browsing their selection, and leaving […]