Looking at the world’s issues and hot spots, Richard Charkin writes of ‘how important publishing is, now more than ever.’
As the clock runs out on 2023, Richard Charkin in London has questions for the industry, some of which he knows may elicit a ‘Bah, humbug.’
Richard Charkin sees in David Shelley’s US-UK Hachette CEO appointment a chance for more commitment to world English rights.
The copyright pages most people flip past may ‘represent both a history of the book and of our industry.’ Richard Charkin reads them first.
Ahead of Frankfurt Book Fair, advisory board member Richard Charkin urges CEOs to focus on their P&L statements’ lines defined as ‘rights.’
There’s no rest for the world’s small-press independent publishers, Richard Charkin says, even when much of the industry is on holiday.
The pros and cons of large publishing companies, especially for authors, may not always be immediately apparent.
In considering international publishing’s megatrends, Richard Charkin consults the digital oracle—ChatGPT—and then sets it straight.
‘Authorial neurosis kicked in’ right on schedule with ‘My Back Pages,’ as Richard Charkin recounts.
‘There can be little doubt that God or fate or luck play a significant part in the success of any publishing endeavor,’ writes Richard Charkin.