‘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.’
‘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.
The Wolfson History Prize 2019 shortlist includes biographies of Wilde and Victoria, and studies in archeology, ornithology, seagoing wartime commerce, and ‘legacies of Nazi persecution.’
After joining the ‘polite, orderly, unthreatening and, frankly, very British’ Brexit protest of the weekend, Richard Charkin turns to surprise bestsellers.
Since the destruction of the University of Mosul library, momentum is building for Book Aid International’s efforts to coordinate and enable publishers’ contributions to rebuilding.
The 180-year-old weekly ‘The Tablet’ now has its archive online. And Gerald Cai of MXRi and SnapLearn has a development project with Oxford University Press.
At the Annenberg, Kathleen Hall Jamieson’s ‘Library of Alexandria moment’ is a warning to publishers that their essential content could go up in cyber-flames.
At the Association of American Publishers’ PSP conference on scholarly and professional publishing, speakers will address data security, licensing, AI, and leadership.