Vulpes Libris

A collective of bibliophiles talking about books. Book Fox (vulpes libris): small bibliovorous mammal of overactive imagination and uncommonly large bookshop expenses. Habitat: anywhere the rustle of pages can be heard.

Palgrave Pivot: mopping up the mid-length manuscripts

Until a few years ago, the normal way to publish academic research from the humanities or social services (a requirement of the job) was to write a book of 80,000 … Continue reading

April 29, 2015 · 2 Comments

Canongate acquires CSA Word: Exclusive Interview

TALKING BOOKS: AUDIOBOOK MONTH ON VULPES LIBRIS The news that Canongate was acquiring major audiobooks publisher CSA Word was quite a surprise to some, and seen by others to be … Continue reading

September 13, 2010 · 5 Comments

Publisher Interview: Faye Dayan from Roast Books

Roast Books burst on the scene in 2008 with a very different approach to publishing. Their A-Z of Possible Worlds (reviewed here by Lisa) consisted of a box in which … Continue reading

June 29, 2010 · 8 Comments

Interview with Bluemoose Books. Lisa Glass talks to Kevin Duffy.

In the next installment of the Vulpes Libris Publisher Interview series, Lisa talks to Kevin Duffy of Bluemoose Books. Excitement is in the air at Bluemoose Books. They now have … Continue reading

August 6, 2009 · 12 Comments

Interview with Canongate – Publisher of the Year. Lisa Glass talks to Jamie Byng.

NEWSFLASH. INTERVIEW WITH JAMIE BYNG Vulpes Libris is relaunching its popular Publisher Interview features. To start us off with a bang and some spectacular virtual fireworks, we’re thrilled to bring … Continue reading

June 9, 2009 · 26 Comments

Guest article: Kit Maude on translating and editing ‘Banquet of Lies’.

In the second Guest Article of France Week, we are pleased to welcome Kit Maude, Sales and Editorial Coordinator at Marion Boyars Publishers, who reflects on the publication of Banquet … Continue reading

July 18, 2008 · 12 Comments

Guest Article: Jane Aitken on Marketing French Translation in the UK

The first of our two guest pieces this week is from Jane Aitken, Managing Director of Gallic Books. What has French fiction got to offer to an English-speaking audience, and … Continue reading

July 15, 2008 · 26 Comments

Publisher Feature: Two Ravens Press

Two Ravens Press is an exciting new publisher of literary fiction – recently named by The Bookseller as one of the imprints to watch in 2008 – and one of … Continue reading

February 19, 2008 · 17 Comments

Publisher Feature: Marion Boyars

The Life and Survival of an Avant-Garde publisher Rosy Barnes interviews Catheryn Kilgarriff, Managing Director of the publisher Marion Boyars. Rustling through a box of books in my parents’ house, … Continue reading

December 20, 2007 · 12 Comments



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