My Columns For The Irish Times

I’ve been writing some pieces for The Irish Times since December, thought I should round them up in one place: Facing Up To The Mega-Publisher – December 1, 2012 Word For Word: How An Amazon Triumph Was Kindled – March 2, 2013 Word For Word: What’s The Future For Bookshops – March 23, 2013 Word…

Stop Making It Bigger

Most small and medium-sized publishers who haven’t  YET decided to act on digital publishing wonder where to start. They are especially cautious if they have been in business for some time and have a backlist they are worried about converting. That’s a significant up-front cost for small publishers if they only have PDF copies of their…

Who Is Your Digital Publisher?

In the last few days several stories have reminded me of a question I’ve been meaning to ask all publishers. I think it is a question that’s especially vital for small and medium publishers. What’s more it’s one that acts as a good acid test of your digital strategy and where your thinking is on…

Things Publishers Fear: #5 ~ Authors

photo credit: alancleaver_2000 About This Series Things Publishers Fear is an occasional series about the realities of publishing in the modern era. For the record, survival is not guaranteed, nor is it always deserved. Authors I wrote the bulk of this article across on my personal blog, but it warrants a full exploration here on…