Moving away from paper
28 Oct 2015
Software exists to make our lives easier. Our phones are full of apps that you can download and use instantly, with capabilities that we could hardly have imagined ten years ago. In which case, why is the software we use for our work often so dreadful?
What's most important?
8 Oct 2015
For this post, I asked a range of people one simple question: what is the most important role in publishing? I set just one simple rule: “publishing” is everything that happens between, but not including, the writer and the reader. The answers are varied and illuminating, and hopefully show us where we should focus our efforts as an industry over the next few years. Let us know if you agree – or what your pitch would be!
Let it go – five tips for editors
20 Jul 2015
The editor’s job is a hard one, and often unappreciated. Here’s a list of five things that every editor should remember. I’m guilty of forgetting these sometimes myself. How about you?
Innovating in services
13 Jul 2015
Everyone loves a nice shiny new product – the latest great novel, or a chef’s tantalising recipe book, or an exciting new mobile game. Services might seem dull by comparison but they’re at least as important, and crucial to get right.
Five editorial bêtes noires
29 Jun 2015
All editors have them – those infelicities or mistakes that get under your skin and cause annoyance out of all proportion to the offence. Here are five of my ‘favourite’ irritations. What are yours?
Innovating in a big company
22 Jun 2015
Sometimes it seems like small companies have all the advantages when it comes to innovation – no committees, little inertia, fast response times. But large companies have one huge countervailing advantage – the resources that enable experiments to be actually done. So why is it so painful to innovate within a large company?
Five tips for managing editors
15 Jun 2015
Editors are, on the whole, a fantastic and dedicated group of people. But they can be a little trying – detail-oriented, pedantic and often obsessive, they always find the flaws in everything! When you find yourself managing editors, try these tips to avoid being eaten.