‘Perhaps we should consider courtesy in our industry,’ writes Richard Charkin. And even Boris Johnson doesn’t escape this one.
Richard Charkin in London: A 2022 Publishing Resolution
‘Improving publishing by measuring things’ is Richard Charkin’s intent in proposing 15 metrics for examination in the new year.
Richard Charkin in London: ‘Twelve Days of Christmas’
The season puts Richard Charkin in mind of a dozen things he’d like to see arrive, come about, or evolve by Twelfth Night.
Richard Charkin: ‘Fings Ain’t Wot They Used T’Be’
From publishing-house beauty contests to editor junkets and telephone calls limited to the afternoon, the industry has made some changes.
Richard Charkin: Reflections Following His 48th Frankfurt Book Fair
The phrasemaking of politicians and publishers can have parallels. Richard Charkin muses on ‘a terrific show’ at Frankfurter Buchmesse 2021.
Richard Charkin: Why I’m Attending Frankfurt Book Fair in Person
Richard Charkin says he misses not only those ‘incessant meetings with old friends’ but also that ‘slightly permanent hangover.’ He’s headed back to Frankfurt.
Richard Charkin: An Heretical View of Academic Publishing
Ahead of October’s Frankfurt Conference, Richard Charkin looks at open access: ‘Let us not write off the traditional subscription model.’
Richard Charkin: Notes From a Small Publisher in London
Totting up the pros and cons of being an independent publisher, Richard Charkin assesses Mensch Publishing on its third anniversary.
Richard Charkin’s Big Week: The Benefits of Broken Pledges
In his new role of running his own small press, Richard Charkin finds success in breaking vows he made when setting it up.
Richard Charkin: An Age of Aquarius
‘Changing the world is hard and the highest ideals may have unintended consequences,’ writes Richard Charkin in his column of queries.