Young Adult Fiction – Why Do We Feel Ashamed?

Young Adult Fiction – Why Do We Feel Ashamed?

Victoria Love writes about why she feels there has been a rise in crossover reading in young adult fiction and the subsequent literary snobbery that surrounds it. I recently read a deep, dark secret posted on the ‘Whisper’ app. The nature of it saddened me, but I immediately felt empathy and kinship toward the poster. I




The Penguin is no longer Random

With the recent unveiling of Penguin Random House’s new wordmark, Victoria Love offers her thoughts on the new design and what this means for the ubiquitous Penguin brand. Throughout my studies, the merger of Penguin and Random House has been one of the headline stories that has kept re-emerging. It was with a heavy heart




The Future of the Paperback – What Can The Trade Learn From Mills & Boon?

It’s hard to know whether you are on your tail or your head when it comes to the future of the paperback market. With an article in The Bookseller today saying ‘Paperbacks must evolve as ‘e’ encroaches’ and Nielsen reporting a dip of 28% in sales since 2008, it feels as though the paperback has




Should J.K. Rowling Stop Writing?

Lynn Shepherd, a novelist and copywriter has recently written an article for The Huffington Post stating her belief that J.K. Rowling should stop writing adult fiction and instead concentrate her efforts on the Young Adult market where she has been so successful. Who is Lynn Shepherd? Your first question may be, as it was mine,




The Fruits of my Bloomsbury Internship

In 2013, Victoria Love was lucky enough to be selected for an internship at Bloomsbury Publishing in London. She recently discovered that the fruits of her labour have come to… well, fruition! During my two weeks, I worked on the design briefs for two upcoming titles; Sidney Chambers and the Problem of Evil by James