Richard Charkin looks back at his four decades with the UK’s Publishers Association and the many book publishing issues the PA dealt with.
After joining the ‘polite, orderly, unthreatening and, frankly, very British’ Brexit protest of the weekend, Richard Charkin turns to surprise bestsellers.
‘Time will tell whether Mensch has published its first triumph or its first turkey,’ writes Richard Charkin, small press publisher.
Proposing an alternate meaning for Brexit as the negotiations furor rises, Richard Charkin suggests: ‘Books Really (are) Entertaining, eXciting, Informative, and Transformational.’
Change ‘may be neither necessary nor useful,’ Richard Charkin says, in contemplating the coming year for publishing companies. Skip the strategy meeting.
In his monthly column, publisher Richard Charkin takes up the question of author pay: ‘Publishers aren’t the greedy sharks they’re sometimes portrayed to be.’
It’s ‘the building up of publishing assets,’ not cash reserves, says Richard Charkin, that finally adds up to a publishing house’s worth.
Two items from London: Publishing Perspectives columnist Richard Charkin announces a new publishing venture, and London Book Fair opens submissions for its 2019 International Excellence Awards.
In today’s installment in his exclusive monthly series, Richard Charkin recounts the development of ‘one of the great digital projects of our time.’
In this installment of his monthly column, exclusive to Publishing Perspectives, Richard Charkin looks at the question, ‘Why is that authors are typically paid a percentage of a notional retail price which hardly any customer pays?’