'Magnificent manifestos' on the way to FutureBook 2015

‘This chance for change’ At our FutureBook 2015 Conference on the 4th of December, we will hear from two writers of our manifestos on the future of the book business. Those two “manifestistas” will be announced in coming days, and in the meantime, we will be contacting all contributors of published manifestos with a special offer for… Read More


‘An integral part of our emotional lives’ What’s a Book Worth? is asking readers to film themselves talking about a book that means a lot to them and share those thoughts on 28th September, using the hashtag #WhatsABookWorth, the title of the book and its cover price. It is also encouraging readers to write a short… Read More

Q2 Music: Why Writ­ers Should Get Over Pop Music

iStockphoto / dblight   By Porter Ander­son | @Porter_Anderson   From October 22, 2011 This post contains my take on the importance of getting beyond the everyday musical habits of popular culture for writing. It’s also an introduction for many to Q2 Music, the online-streaming contemporary classical service of NPR affiliate WQXR in New York.… Read More