In publishing, ‘Everywhere, our industry is seeing a plethora of legal or quasi-legal activity.’ Richard Charkin writes.
Richard Charkin: Digital Publishing, Then and Now
The trick in digital times, says Richard Charkin, is for publishing’s senior management to ‘back untested ideas’ outside their comfort zones.
Saudi IPA Prix Voltaire Laureate Raif Badawi Released, Barred From Travel
The 2016 winner of the IPA’s Prix Voltaire has ended a 10-year prison sentence, but remains barred from leaving the Saudi kingdom.
Awards: Richard Charkin on ‘LitFlation’: Prizes, Awards, and Egos
While vying for a British Book Award this year, Richard Charkin asks, ‘When will publishers’ egos be large enough?’
Richard Charkin in London: Publishers, Prime Ministers, and Courtesy
‘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.