The Biblio File hosted by Nigel Beale

Hosted ByNigel Beale

THE BIBLIO FILE is one of the world's leading podcasts about "the book" and an inquiry into the wider world of book culture. Hosted by Nigel Beale it features wide ranging conversations with authors, poets, book publishers, booksellers, book editors, book collectors, book makers, book scholars, book critics, book designers, book publicists, literary agents and other certified bibliophiles.


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Richard Charkin on how you too can set up a successful publishing business

A perceptive devotee of the podcast told me last week that he thought I was an ignoramus.      ‘You don’t think it takes talent to be a photographer (referring to something said during this conversation with Michael Torosian, maker of…

Michael Torosian (Part ll) on How to Interview an Artist for a Book

Here is Part ll of my conversation with Michael Torosian featuring his soon to be released memoir/bibliography Lumiere Press: Printer Savant and Other Stories (listen to Part l ).   This episode gets to the essence of Michael’s book…

Michael Torosian on Photography & making Fine Press Photography Books

Michael Torosian has spent his life taking photographs, interviewing great photographers, and making fine press photography books. He’s in the process of making another entitled Lumiere Press, Printer Savant and Other Stories to commemorate the…

John Metcalf on a lifetime of editing and publishing short stories

John Metcalf is angry that after working in Canada as a “storyteller, editor, novelist, essayist, and critic” for more than fifty years his books still only sell about 500 copies each. Regardless of this, he’s made a significant contribution to…

Anton Bogomazov on Mark LaFramboise and the role of the Bookstore Book Buyer

In an email I received several months ago, the owners of the iconic Washington, D.C. based independent bookstore Politics & Prose wrote that Mark LaFramboise, their chief book buyer, had died. “Mark was the best book buyer any independent…

Tom Devlin on the rise of Drawn and Quarterly, and Graphic Novels

 Tom Devlin is a key figure in the world of graphic novels. His career mimics the evolution of the genre. As founder of Highwater Books, a publishing house he set up in the early 2000s, he treated alternative comics audiences in North America to…

Shannon DeVito on her role as ‘Director of Books’ at B & N

Shannon DeVito is ‘s ‘Director of Books.’ We met via Zoom to discuss the roles and duties associated with this intriguing-sounding position. I discovered that they include co-ordinating the relationship between national and local book-buying teams;…

Dan Paisner on being the voice of Ivanka, Serena, Whoopi, Denzel and Steve Aoki

Where does editing leave off and ghostwriting begin? How cool is it to pass yourself off as the writer if you haven’t done any of the writing? How much recognition do “collaborators” deserve? Should ghostwriters be completely anonymous? When should…

Valerie Picard on winning Best Children’s Publisher at Bologna

Earlier this year a tiny Quebec-based children’s publishing house, , won the prize for Best Children’s Publishers of the Year in North America at the It won, judges said, for being at the forefront of innovation in the creative nature of its…

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