Savvy business snapshot: Bookspeed

Savvy business snapshot: Bookspeed

Bookspeed specialise in building the perfect range of books and gifts for retailers. Lewis Dawson is Commercial Director and is responsible for all buying and procurement operations, and overseeing the management of commercial activities across the business. He works closely with Bookspeed’s Sales Director, Fiona Stout, to expand the product portfolio enabling the company to […]

Will Brexit destroy the publishing industry?

Will Brexit destroy the publishing industry?

Sarah Harvey is Senior Rights Manager at Pan Macmillan* where she sells translation rights around the world. She has previously worked in Rights at Hachette, Quercus, and HarperCollins. She is a big fan of Europe and will be accepting marriage proposals from anybody with an EU passport. As the dust begins to settle in our […]

How important are ISBNs?

How important are ISBNs?

This is a guest post by Karina Luke. Karina was appointed as BIC’s Executive Director in February 2012 and has been instrumental in its restructure, which has seen the creation of an agile members organisation focused on driving and delivering meaningful change and education across all sectors of the book industry. You can follow Karina […]

Startup snapshot: One Third Stories

Startup snapshot: One Third Stories

Alex Somervell is a foreign language aficionado and co-founder of One Third Stories. He grew up in Paraguay speaking English and Spanish, before moving to the UK age 17. He studied a few more languages at university, lived in a few more countries and spent some time working in language education at different levels. Together […]

Nielsen ISBN store a hit

Nielsen ISBN store a hit

After nearly 50 years of promoting and selling ISBNs and prefixes to publishers in the UK & Ireland via a manual process, Nielsen has launched an online store that enables publishers and self- published authors to go to one site and purchase ISBNs, Book2Look widgets and a subscription to their BookData Enhanced service, enabling publishers […]

Literary Agent [JOB POSTING]

Literary Agent [JOB POSTING]

The Darley Anderson Literary Agency is a top London based commercial fiction and non-fiction agency representing bestselling authors worldwide. We are looking for a dynamic women’s fiction Agent who has enormous passion for the genre and strong eye for readers’ tastes and wants. They will join a small elite team and be in charge of […]

Data Assistant/Executive [JOB POSTING]

Data Assistant/Executive [JOB POSTING]

Do you have a keen eye for detail and love process? Does Excel put a smile on your face? Is accuracy important to you? Then we have a job for you in the Data team at Abrams & Chronicle Books. Abrams & Chronicle Books is a highly successful publisher and distributor of illustrated books and […]

Startup snapshot: Circular Software

Startup snapshot: Circular Software

Ken Jones is a publishing software expert with over ten years experience as Technical Production Manager, software trainer and developer at DK and Penguin Group UK. Ken’s company ‘Circular Software’ provides software tools and services for a range of illustrated book publishing customers including Hachette, Macmillan, Penguin Random House, Thames & Hudson and Nosy Crow. Contact Ken via […]