Affirm Press

Ten Things I Hate About Christmas

Affirm Press Sales & Marketing Director Keiran Rogers reflects back on Christmas 2016 and gives us the ten things he hates about Christmas:

  1. Booksellers and publishers around the country work their butts off all year and yet it seems there are really only three weeks that matter.
  2. You think to yourself ‘I’m not sure Harper Collins have done the right thing with Jimmy Barnes as a two book autobiography. Don’t we only care about his music life?’ And then you see him speak at the Dymocks conference and watch the book sell 16,266 copies in its first week on BookScan. […]
2017-02-23T09:50:29+00:00 January 31st, 2017|

Martin on why it’s not as much fun if you’re only ever winning (except in golf)

What a year 2016 has been! And yet I’ve learned so little.

Perhaps the lessons of the recent past will reveal themselves when I’m not panicking about the hundred things undone, the Christmas shopping unshopped, and the promised blog piece for Grace heretofore unwritten. It’s been a bumper year for Affirm Press and we’ve continued the huge expansion of recent years. Blahdy blah. But like every other publisher, we’re weighing up the what ifs – what if we’d recognised what the least successful ten books would be, and focused all our energy on the top ten instead? Why does it never […]

2017-02-08T13:45:46+00:00 December 22nd, 2016|
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