Bloomsbury UK’s Glee Video

In What's the Buzz by Thomas Minkus

By Alex Hippisley-Cox

A video produced by Bloomsbury staff here in the UK has been taking publishing by storm this afternoon. The footage, which has been loaded onto YouTube, shows Executive Director Richard Charkin and various members of his London team dancing around the offices to the ‘Glee’ version of “Don’t Stop Believin”.


As many in the publishing industry are working flat out on their autumn schedules or preparing for their visits to the Frankfurt Book Fair in a couple of weeks time, this has come as a source of light relief and has caused much hilarity. There have been endless comments on Twitter about the video including one staff member who said:’ Every computer I’ve walked past in the 4th Estate office is now watching the Bloomsbury video’… Views of the video surged from about 25 to more than 300 in just over an hour.

About the Author

Thomas Minkus

Thomas Minkus is VP of English Language Markets for the Frankfurt Book Fair. Based in the Book Fair’s New York City office, he spearheads the company’s activities in the fields of digital and mobile publishing, as well as new rights initiatives. In addition, he is responsible for Fair’s exhibitors and customers in all English-languages markets and those from the STM and education sectors. Thomas is also one of the co-founders of Publishing Perspectives. An online publishing newsletter, Publishing Perspectives delivers daily international news and opinion about the industry from top members of the global publishing community. Prior to joining the Fair in 2003, he worked as VP of Sales & Marketing for Learn Technologies, an educational publishing and technology company in New York City.