Alas, not everything is plain sailing in the world of book-trade PR

The book world is on its last legs. So how we can bring it back from the dead?

On the outsize influence of small magazines

The bright young things of publishing want to be involved in every line of every new book

Advanced technology can enhance rather than replacing the pleasure of a good book

Literature is the only art in which, it seems, every neophyte is convinced they can succeed

Even Booker Prize-winning novelists struggle to make a living from writing

The “golden years” of publishing were characterised by booze, bullying and amateurishness

Books, beaches and a beloved bullet