How agents handle rejection: Juliet Pickering interview

How agents handle rejection: Juliet Pickering interview

Juliet Pickering is an agent at Blake Friedmann, representing a list of both fiction and non-fiction authors. Her interests range from literary to bookclub fiction, from memoir and humour to food and gender issues. You can follow her on twitter @julietpickering – here Norah Myers interviews Juliet about handling rejection. 1) Please tell us about […]

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 […]

From publishing to pioneer: Crystal Mahey-Morgan interview

From publishing to pioneer: Crystal Mahey-Morgan interview

Crystal Mahey-Morgan is Founder at OWN IT! Entertainment Limited. OWN IT! is a storytelling lifestyle brand, telling stories across books, music, fashion and film. At the heart of everything it does is a desire to share, empower, celebrate and inspire. We wanted to find out more about Crystal and her vision. 1) Your writing has […]

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 […]

Award-winning book blogs: Amber Kirk-ford interview

Award-winning book blogs: Amber Kirk-ford interview

Amber Kirk-Ford is a 17 year old book blogger who aspires to work in journalism and/or publishing, and dreams of one day seeing her own work on bookshelves around the world. Amber has been running The Mile Long Bookshelf single-handedly since 2009. Norah Myers interviews her to find out more.

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 […]

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 […]

Screw Work Break Free

Screw Work Break Free

John Williams is an inspirational career guru. We all need one of those every now and then, right? In his new book, Screw Work Break Free he looks at how your own ideas (and not those of your boss) can make you super rich. As an industry, which thrives on new creative ideas – this […]

7 things your editor wants you to know

7 things your editor wants you to know

This is a guest post by Emma Smith. Emma is an editor for Trapeze, a new commercial fiction and non-fiction imprint at Orion. Working on a broad range of titles, from humour, memoir and biography to lifestyle, gift and pop science, Emma commissions on the non-fiction side of the list. She recently won the Shooting […]