International Book Market Data, curtesy of Frankfurt Book Fair 2020

Frankfurt Book Fair created an online edition this year. Actually, they went back and forth in the run-up and gradually reduced the face-to-face or on-location parts before deciding to go completely online in these special times. While many people expressed their disappointment at this, I can’t actually imagine something as […] Read more

Happy & Healthy Holidays

Happy Holidays! May the next year be less like this one… Here’s some inspiration for the holidays and beyond: The 2020 Advent Calendar of German indie publishers: www.instagram.com/wereadindie or:  www.readindie.wordpress.com/2020/12/03/der-adventskalender-der-unabhaengigen-verlage For German books in English translation, visit the fabulous and newly founded imprint V&Q Books (and check out their blog […] Read more

“Rethinking ‘Diversity’ in Publishing” Studie – jetzt auch auf Deutsch

Es ist soweit: rechtzeitig zur Frankfurter Buchmesse erscheint heute die deutsche Übersetzung des „Rethinking ‘Diversity’ in Publishing” Reports! Denn bei allen Unterschieden, die es zwischen den Buchbranchen in Großbritannien und Deutschland gibt, so sind doch auch viele Parallelen auszumachen, gerade was die Unterrepräsentation von Schwarzen Autor*innen und Autor*innen of Colour […] Read more

Happy Launch Day, V&Q Books! An Interview with Publisher and Translator Katy Derbyshire

Happy Publication Day! Today, V&Q Books officially launches its first book: Paula by Sandra Hoffmann, translated by Katy Derbyshire – the first in a hopefully long series of English translations of German books (www.vq-books.eu). The launch will be held at ocelot, not just another bookstore. It’s invitation only, but you […] Read more

Rethinking ‘Diversity’ in Publishing – Now Go Out and Make a Difference

On 23 June 2020, Dr Anamik Saha (Goldsmiths, University of London) and I launched our report called Rethinking ‘Diversity’ in Publishing. We spent the previous year interviewing 113 people in publishing and bookselling, and we set out to challenge the ways ‘diversity’ was talked about. And we wanted to find […] Read more