Putting a finger on imprints

‘Does anyone really care about imprints outside of the book trade?’ When Canelo publishing director Michael Bhaskar starts his essay for us here at The FutureBook with that question, he could well be referencing the range of perceptions and issues we found waiting in #FutureChat. Prompted by my colleague Philip Jones’ good column, The imprint of… Read More

At Frankfurt Book Fair: 'You gave me unlucky ISBN numbers'

“Prices should allow ready participation in ISBN…by all types of publishers” Ironically, that clarification of the mandate from the International ISBN Agency runs right into this comment in the United States: I wouldn’t be allowed to answer a question about, ‘Are you making a profit or aren’t you making a profit?’ That’s Beat Barblan, Bowker’s director… Read More