Author Archives: Roger Tagholm

Roger Tagholm is based in London and has been writing about the book industry for more than 20 years. He is the former Deputy Editor of Publishing News and the author of Walking Literary London (New Holland) and Poems NOT on the Underground (Windrush Press).

UK’s FutureBook Conference 2014: The Penguin Random House Show!

Tom Weldon

The Bookseller’s Futurebook conference found the UK publishing industry focused on issues of marketing, ebook subscriptions and direct sales, among others.

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Dan Brown on the Writing Life as a Global Megaseller

Dan Brown

What’s it like to sell over 200 million books worldwide? Dan Brown speaks with Publishing Perspectives about his writing life in the wake of enormous success.

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What If Novels Were Treated Like Business Books?

FT Business Book of the Year Prize

After attending the FT Business Book of the Year ceremony in London, Roger Tagholm wonders, what if novels had subtitles like business books do?

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Sharjah: A Book Fair Focused on Cultural Connections

SIBF entrance

The Sharjah International Book Fair is focused on forging cultural connections and fighting Muslim extremism through books.

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Why is Sharjah Investing So Much in Its Book Fair?

Dinner in a desert wadi is one of the attractions for invited international guests.

The Sharjah Book Fair may seem to indulge foreign visitors with excessive perks, but it’s all for the good and growth of the Emirate.

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Hot Button Issues for English-Language Publishers in 2014

Mike Abbott, European Sales Director for Random House UK

In 2014, publishers dealt with shrinking bookstores shelves, opaque sourcing, Amazon v. Hachette and the continuing rise of self-publishing.

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Greek Bookstore Chain Eleftheroudakis Emerges from Crisis

Sofika Eleftheroudakis, owner of Eleftheroudakis Bookstores

Despite a tough economy in Greece, family-owned bookstore chain Eleftheroudakis has restructured and is optimistic about its future business model.

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A Visit with Eileen Gittins, CEO of Blurb

Eileen Gittins

Eileen Gittins, CEO of Blurb, says that even as the digital transformation takes hold, a series interest in high quality print remains.

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Is Social Media Marketing Heaven or Hell?

Sam Missingham 1

HarperCollins UK’s Sam Missingham argues there’s no better way to promote books than social media, but you really have to work at it.

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Dan Brown, Arabic Authors to Star at Sharjah Book Fair

Dan Brown's Inferno in its Arabic edition.

Dan Brown’s talk at the Sharjah Book Fair, his first fair appearance outside the US, will be televised throughout the Arab world.

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