Should Publishers be Looking at Subscription Models for Ebooks?

After the crisis of digitization upended the music and movie industries, the internet has reached an uneasy truce between entertainment providers and consumers through the subscription model. Instead of paying a per-unit-price (which most customers don’t seem to think is “worth it” for a digital copy), companies like Netflix and Spotify charge a monthly fee…

Creative writing as a coping mechanism

It is not easy to localise the inner origins of creativity, or even to define if it is a sort of innate quality or just the way we chose to look at things inside and outside ourselves. What is intuitively undeniable is that it has an intrinsic bond with the inner spaces of our minds…

Are Celebrities taking over the Publishing world?

More and more celebrities are branching into publishing as the next step in their career. It is clear that titles released by celebrities are more likely to sell. As a text it may not be the best fiction, autobiography or a cookbook, stylistically speaking, but it is more likely to secure free promotion and also…

Are Cookbooks Dead?

In a digital age, do we really need cookbooks when we can quickly Google a recipe on our phone or tablet? What is it about cookbooks that we like and should we keep them alive? Personally, I like a cookbook for its little quirks – its little pieces of extra information. I love the aesthetics…

‘Deep Partnership’ – A process of opportunity or cataclysm?

August 2017 proved to be a key month for Cambridge University Press (CUP), which saw the assembly of a new board consisting of the CUP exam bodies and assessment departments combine. This organisational restructuring enabled a single new Press and Assessment Board to initiate what vice-chancellor, Professor Leszek Borysiewicz; described as “a more holistic view…