Angus Phillips in conversation with Daniel Bunyard of Michael Joseph

Podcast episode: 86 - (video)

Daniel Bunyard is a Publishing Director and Head of Non-fiction publishing at Penguin Michael Joseph, a division of Penguin Random House. He talks about the motivations behind the purchasing of books and what kinds of purchases are being made in a time of corona virus.

His analysis of sales data reveals the cyclical nature of the book market, and he argues for a universal ratio sitting behind the entropy of book sales across series and sequences of titles.

His article on Why We Buy Books is available in the journal Logos (31:2), 2020.