‘We should never underestimate the role of unanticipated good fortune’ in publishing success, writes book publisher Richard Charkin.
The late George Richardson was ‘a quiet man, aware of his own shortcomings but with that instinctive knack of being a good leader.’
Anniversary assessment; opening his own boutique press, Richard Charkin reveals that Mensch Publishing has grossed £16,389 (US20,688) before expenses.
‘What can we deduce from these hardy perennials?’ asks Richard Charkin. He looks at some of the leading reference works for clues to lasting sales success.
Richard Charkin looks back at his four decades with the UK’s Publishers Association and the many book publishing issues the PA dealt with.
After joining the ‘polite, orderly, unthreatening and, frankly, very British’ Brexit protest of the weekend, Richard Charkin turns to surprise bestsellers.
‘Time will tell whether Mensch has published its first triumph or its first turkey,’ writes Richard Charkin, small press publisher.
Proposing an alternate meaning for Brexit as the negotiations furor rises, Richard Charkin suggests: ‘Books Really (are) Entertaining, eXciting, Informative, and Transformational.’
Change ‘may be neither necessary nor useful,’ Richard Charkin says, in contemplating the coming year for publishing companies. Skip the strategy meeting.
In his monthly column, publisher Richard Charkin takes up the question of author pay: ‘Publishers aren’t the greedy sharks they’re sometimes portrayed to be.’