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'New voices are vital to an exciting, engaged book industry, but finding readers for untested authors can also present a challenge. Angela Meyer examines some of the ways debut authors, publishers and booksellers are getting the word out.'
'Ingrid Ohlsson, publisher of nonfiction at Pan Macmillan and a longtime freelancer was contemplating a career in clinical psychology when she was offered a plum management position. She shares her career journey.'
'According to booksellers, 'familiar' and 'safe' titles work well for Mother's Day. Publishers have responded with inspirational memoirs, stylish coffee-table books and rural romances. Brad Jefferies reports.'
'While the margins on non-book items can be tempting, booksellers need to consider the hidden costs and the effort involved in visual merchandising, writes Richard Harling. He offers some tips on managing non-book merchandise.'