Articles tagged Total Politics:

In Conversation with Jacqui Smith... Ten Years Ago

  • 29 Nov 2018

I first met Jacqui Smith more than ten years ago at a Foreign Office event which she was addressing. I was writing a profile of the then Foreign Secretary David Miliband so was spending the afternoon with him. After her speech he beckoned me over an introduced me to her. Havin...

A Promotion for TV's Shane Greer

  • 1 Apr 2010

I'm delighted to announce today that Shane Greer will be replacing me from 1 May as Managing Director of Biteback Media, the company which owns Total Politics Magazine. Shane has been instrumental in the success of the company in its first two years, and having established ...

The Very Worst Kind of Gesture Politics

  • 22 Sep 2009

I've just got home from the LibDems to read of the row that has been developing of the purchase of 57% of ConservativeHome and PoliticsHome by Lord Ashcroft. Let's start with a declaration of interest. Lord Ashcroft owns 25% of my company Biteback Media, which publishes Total ...

Biteback Launches New Publishing Company

  • 28 Jul 2009

Here's a self explanatory press release we're sending out today. We think it will fill a big gap that has been left in the world of political publishing. So few people are publishing political books nowadays. Big publishers will only publish a book if they think it will sell a...

Total Politics Update

  • 30 Jun 2008

Sarah Mackinlay, the editor of TOTAL POLITICS, and I have just been giggling like a couple of schoolkids. On our way home (she lives in Kent too) we stopped off in W H Smith at Charing Cross to see how many copies of the magazine they had sold. As we approached the shelf someo...

The Guardian: The Politics of Publishing a Must-read Magazine

  • 3 Mar 2008

Free distribution has made men's weekly magazine Shortlist a success - even as the glossies falter. Can it do the same for blogger Iain Dales's new political title? James Silver investigates... In the cut-throat political magazine sector, new readers are hard to come by and...