Exclusive: Today, we open our series of excerpts from Richard Charkin’s ‘My Back Pages,’ releasing on April 17 from Marble Hill.
Richard Charkin in England: On the ‘Desecration of Authors’ Works’
‘To tamper with an author’s words when he or she is no longer with us to express an opinion is sacrilege,’ Richard Charkin writes.
Richard Charkin on India: ‘A Million Mutinies Now’
‘The future for Indian publishing is bright,’ writes Richard Charkin, reviewing its evolution ‘from carbon paper to digital innovations.’
Richard Charkin: A Selective Year-End Assessment
Richard Charkin looks at several book publishing figures and estimates from 2022—and calls for ‘more rigorous analysis of data.’
In England, Richard Charkin: Three Gifts for Publishing’s Christmas
‘The real stars of this parable are the three Iranian sorcerers bearing gifts for our infant industry,’ writes Richard Charkin.
Richard Charkin: Hard Times
Richard Charkin’s ‘lessons for survival’ include making ‘cash flow and profit more important than prizes and warm feelings.’
Richard Charkin in London: An Updated A-Z of Trade Publishing
Updating his first Publishing Perspectives column published four years ago, Richard Charkin offers a fresh look at trade book publishing.
Richard Charkin’s Frankfurt, Day Four: ‘Suffering’
The ‘essential elements of the Frankfurter Buchmesse experience,’ Richard Charkin says, come along with some suffering.
Richard Charkin’s Frankfurt, Day Three: ‘Climate Action’
The IPA ‘Sustainability Summit’ becomes a strong draw, this year pulling a full house to its session at the Congress Center.
Richard Charkin’s Frankfurt, Day Two: ‘Candide’
At Frankfurter Buchmesse, ‘The stands constructed with huge enthusiasm are a testament to optimism,’ Richard Charkin writes.