10 tips for authors to up their book marketing skills

10 tips for authors to up their book marketing skills

Rachel Thompson is a bestselling author, and a social media and author marketing/branding consultant (BadRedheadMedia). Here she shares her top 10 tips for author self-marketing. Many authors are intimidated by the thought of marketing their books. As I mention in a post on my blog recently, the concept of an author platform makes most writers run away or […]

What can publishers learn from Pokemon Go?

What can publishers learn from Pokemon Go?

Long considered nothing more than a gimmicky fad, it turns out that augmented reality (AR) is actually alive and well. At least that’s the case when it’s associated with a brand as large as Pokemon. By now you’ve undoubtedly heard all the Pokemon Go stories and maybe you’ve even dodged a player or two, overly-focused […]

Editorial Director vs Publisher: The differences

Editorial Director vs Publisher: The differences

Venetia Gosling is Publisher of the 6+ division at Macmillan Children’s Books, overseeing a list which combines YA, fiction, non fiction and poetry, for readers of six and up. She joined Pan Macmillan in 2013, moving from Simon & Schuster Children’s Books, where she was Fiction Editorial Director. 1) Why would an editorial director want […]

Trends in children’s publishing: Interview with Charlotte Eyre

Trends in children’s publishing: Interview with Charlotte Eyre

Charlotte Eyre is Children’s Editor at The Bookseller, covering the UK children’s and YA book market. She is also chair of the @YABookPrize, and programmes the annual Bookseller Children’s Conference. Here Norah Myers interviews her.  1) What are the current trends in children’s publishing and how do you see them evolving through the rest of 2016? Publishers are more […]

Pub’n’Pub publishing events: Interview with Leander Wattig

Pub’n’Pub publishing events: Interview with Leander Wattig

Leander Wattig is developing event concepts for the publishing industry and is an event organiser at Orbanism. Here Norah Myers interviews him about Pub’n’Pub, the series of publishing meetups he organises. 1) What inspired the creation of Pub’n’Pub? I wanted to create a format for connecting people. There are lots of formats where people gather […]

6 tips for growing an indie press

6 tips for growing an indie press

Bloodhound Books was founded in August 2014 by author, Betsy Reavley and sales & marketing man Fred Freeman. They saw a gap in the market for an indie press that really put their authors at the forefront. Specialising in crime fiction, they have quickly become one of the most recognised names in the sector. 2016 […]

Kingston University’s Big Read goes digital with the Pigeonhole

Kingston University’s Big Read goes digital with the Pigeonhole

Global book club and digital reading platform The Pigeonhole has teamed up with Kingston University to digitally serialise this year’s Kingston University Big Read choice, Matt Haig’s The Humans. The Kingston University Big Read scheme sends a limited-edition copy of a book to all new undergraduate and postgraduate students, so they can start the year as part of […]

Startup Snapshot: Scriggler

Startup Snapshot: Scriggler

Dmitry Selemir was once a physicist and hedge fund rocket scientist PM, and is now the founder and CEO of Scriggler.com, ‘the Soundcloud of writing platforms‘. We interviewed him here. 1) What exactly is Scriggler? We define Scriggler as a writing, blogging and debating platform, but it is a lot more than that. It combines elements […]

Artwork Commissioner & Picture Researcher [JOB POSTING]

Artwork Commissioner & Picture Researcher [JOB POSTING]

EMC Design is looking for an experienced, organised and friendly Artwork Commissioner & Picture Researcher to join our team. If you have a passion for sourcing beautiful content from illustrators and photographic libraries and would like to apply your fantastic organisational skills to interesting educational projects then we think this role is for you. Working […]

Why publishers should be like Bond (James Bond)

Why publishers should be like Bond (James Bond)

Last week I gave a talk at the CoreSource user group on success and agility. Ingram Content Group itself exemplifies both: over the last 20 years it’s reinvented itself by a steady process of acquisition, reorganization and diversification, from its early days distributing microfiche readers in Nashville to an international group offering solutions to publishers […]