Behind the scenes at Blackwell’s: What publishers can learn from a bookselling icon

Behind the scenes at Blackwell’s: What publishers can learn from a bookselling icon

Last week I was lucky enough to receive a VIP behind-the-scenes tour of Blackwell’s flagship store in Broad Street, Oxford. The point of the exercise, led by Kate Stilborn, Blackwell’s Customer Service and Operations Director, is to build stronger connections with publishers, in order for all of us to work better together. And sell more […]

Interview with Senior Rights Manager Sarah Harvey

Interview with Senior Rights Manager Sarah Harvey

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. Here, Norah Myers interviews her about the progression of her career. 1) How did you personally know when you were ready to progress to your next role? […]

Why Amazon ebook market is not enough – go global!

Why Amazon ebook market is not enough – go global!

PublishDrive is an ebook publishing service which supports the operational processes of small indie publishers and authors. Kinga Jentetics is CEO and co-founder of PublishDrive, and here she shares their information on global ebook sales. Amazon ebook market is not the only store where you can reach your readers When it is about ebooks, many […]

The adaptation of books

The adaptation of books

One of the best experiences I get whilst doing the Translating the World Project is the little surprises that appear along the way. That’s the case of the Finnish book I am translating: the Polish version is a rhymed text but the original book wasn’t written in verse! Yet children’s books are rich in literary devices […]

OWN IT! snaps up rights to debut novel by exciting new British voice JJ Bola

OWN IT! snaps up rights to debut novel by exciting new British voice JJ Bola

Crystal Mahey-Morgan at OWN IT! has won a keenly and closely contested auction to the very special debut novel ‘No Place to Call Home’ by JJ Bola, in a deal negotiated with Maria Cardona of Pontas Literary & Film Agency. Kinshasa-born (1986) and London-raised, JJ Bola is currently doing a MA in Creative Writing at […]

Frankfurt Book Fair: A survival guide

Frankfurt Book Fair: A survival guide

It’s that time of year again. The Frankfurt Book Fair is upon us in all its quirky and miraculous Germanic splendour. The largest international book fair in the world by number of publishers, Frankfurt is an event that you simply must attend at least once in your career, just to experience it. With over 7,000 […]

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 […]

Top 5 skills you need to survive a career in domestic rights

Top 5 skills you need to survive a career in domestic rights

Jenna Brown is Rights Executive at Bloomsbury Publishing where she handles domestic rights. She’s also currently writing a young adult novel (all queries welcome!) 1) Organisation Failing to plan is planning to fail! In rights, there’s so much going on, if you’re not properly organised you’ll soon end up cowering under your desk, drinking a bottle […]

#LBF16: Britain’s Got Publishing Talent

#LBF16: Britain’s Got Publishing Talent

This is a guest post from Tom Chalmers, Managing Director at IPR License, on The London Book Fair 2016. Spring is in the air and what better place to be than London, especially when you have a huge book fair on your doorstep. Celebrating its 45 year anniversary, The London Book Fair remains one of […]