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.
At Frankfurt: IPA Stages Its Second ‘Sustainability Summit’
The Publishers Association’s Dan Conway called sustainability ‘the issue we will all be judged on in the future.”
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.
Richard Charkin’s Frankfurt, Day One: Schadenfreude
Brexit bites as Richard Charkin takes his place in line at Flughafen Frankfurt for the big trade show.
Richard Charkin: A Climate-Crisis Response Checklist for Publishers
Having signed the new ‘Publishing 2030 Accelerator’ for climate action, Richard Charkin offers ‘a checklist, incomplete, possibly incoherent.’