Articles tagged Books:

Sometimes I feel like I’ve Fallen out of Love With the Book Industry

  • 12 Apr 2016

Shall I tell you a secret? Sometimes I feel like I’ve fallen out of love with the book industry. I mean, across the board it’s generally full of pleasant enough people who mean well but, it seems to me, are often damagingly risk-averse, hidebound by outmoded business practic...

Biteback to Publish the Next 4 Volumes of Alastair Campbell's Diaries

  • 7 Mar 2016

Iain Dale, MD of Biteback Publishing, has acquired world rights to four new volumes of diaries from Alastair Campbell, Tony Blair’s former chief press secretary and director of communications and strategy, and the author of several books, including the number one Sunday Times...

The Twenty Best or Most Memorable Books I've Published Over the Last Seventeen Years

  • 30 Dec 2015

Back in 1998 I started Politico’s Publishing. I made a very big mistake in 2003 by selling it to Methuen. I thought I had taken it as far as I could and the list would benefit from being part of a bigger company. Wrong, wrong, wrong. Within two months I knew I had done the wro...

Keith Simpson MP's Christmas Reading List

  • 1 Dec 2015

Guest Post by Keith Simpson MP As we look forward to the Festive Season colleagues will be looking for interesting books to put in the stockings of loved ones and friends whilst ministers will be desperate to read anything rather than civil service briefs. This selection is p...

Book Review: Roy Jenkins - A Well Rounded Life by John Campbell

  • 27 Sep 2015

It’s taken me several months to read this magnificent authorised biography of Roy Jenkins. I thought I knew all there was to know about the man whose tenure as Home Secretary heralded the so-called ‘permissive society’ and went on to lead the SDP, but I was wrong. My bedtimes...

LISTEN: My Political Books Podcasts with Yasmin Alibhai-Brown, Andrew Marr & Damian Barr

  • 24 Aug 2015

Here are my latest political books podcasts with Yasmin Alibhai-Brown, Andrew Marr and Damian Barr. For thw full archive click HERE

LISTEN: Half an Hour With Michael Dobbs

  • 17 Jul 2015

Every week I now do a political books podcast for You can download on iTunes, Soundcloud or Sticher. I’ll also always post them on here from now on. This week I talk to Michael Dobbs for half an hour about all sorts of things, including HOUSE OF CARDS as wel...

Four New Blockbuster Books From Biteback For Your Summer Reading

  • 21 Jun 2015

Over the next fortnight Biteback has four cracking books coming onto the market. I don’t normally use this blog to push Biteback books, but I’m going to make an exception here, and you will understand why when you read on… Tomorrow sees The Times start its serialisation of Ro...

The New Iain Dale Political Books Podcast - Subscribe Now on iTunes!

  • 21 May 2015

I used to host the LBC Book Club hour, which was highly popular. Unfortunately, it was discontinued last year, so I have decided to start a new podcast, called the Iain Dale Political Books Podcast. The idea is to talk to a political author about their own book and maybe also...

BOOK REVIEW: More Human by Steve Hilton

  • 21 May 2015

You can divide political people into two categories – dreamers and do-ers. The dreamers write idealistic papers for worthy think tanks, write a few comment pieces for newspapers but give them a sniff of power or office and they suddenly become like anyone else, part of the mac...