Publisher-author clashes: How to deal with the most common areas of conflict

Publisher-author clashes: How to deal with the most common areas of conflict

Working with authors has to be the best part of any commissioning editor’s job. At Open University Press, I have been lucky to work closely with leading executive coaches, psychologists, therapists and literacy experts. My authors are some of the most entrepreneurial and inspiring people I know, many have become friends. When the publisher-author relationship […]

Difficult authors: 14 tips for editors

Difficult authors: 14 tips for editors

Editors deal with all types of clients. Many of them are pleasant and easy to work with. Some can be very difficult. In a previous article, freelance copy-editor Sue Littleford discusses different sorts of difficult clients and the problems an editor faces. Here she follows up with some useful tips on how to tackle these issues.  […]

17 ways to annoy an editor

17 ways to annoy an editor

Editors deal with all types of clients. Many of them are pleasant and easy to work with. Some can be very difficult. Freelance copy-editor Sue Littleford discusses different sorts of difficult clients and the problems an editor faces. Soon to follow is Sue’s companion piece on how to resolve these issues, and what authors can do […]

Senior Project Manager [JOB POSTING]

Senior Project Manager [JOB POSTING]

Out of House Publishing Solutions is a fast-growing publishing services company based in Gloucestershire. We offer a comprehensive project management service for every kind of publishing project, and we are currently looking for a senior project manager to come and work on our expanding list of educational titles. This exciting and varied role will be […]

Exciting new chapter in Paddington’s history announced at Bologna Book Fair

Exciting new chapter in Paddington’s history announced at Bologna Book Fair

Vivendi, who took full ownership of the Paddington brand worldwide in 2016, and HarperCollins Children’s Book, home of Paddington Bear publishing for sixty years, presented today a ground-breaking, six-year deal for world publishing rights at the Bologna Children’s Book Fair, the most important professional trade show dedicated to publishing and content for kids. Paddington Bear […]

Writing for international audiences

Writing for international audiences

Writing has a huge potential audience now as we have many ways to access the written word. If not done well, though, writing for a global audience will not reach some readers. Who is the audience? When writers are writing, they may not automatically have their worldwide audience at the front of their mind, or […]

Publishing and Positioning: What thought leadership means for authors

Publishing and Positioning: What thought leadership means for authors

My mum received a Christmas card from an old friend a few years back with a brief update on family news, including this plaintive summary: ‘The kids are both doing jobs I don’t understand.’ And who can blame her. For centuries how people described what they did in the working day was fairly consistent, but […]

Interview with Windham-Campbell Prize winner Ashleigh Young

Interview with Windham-Campbell Prize winner Ashleigh Young

The Windham-Campbell Prizes were recently awarded to lucky novelists, playwrights, and poets. Norah Myers interviews one winner, Ashleigh Young, here. 1) Huge congratulations on winning a Windham-Campbell Prize. What does it mean to you? Thank you very much, and it’s hard to sum up what this means for me, because truly, it means everything. I […]

First National Indexing Day announced

First National Indexing Day announced

The Society of Indexers is celebrating its diamond anniversary in 2017 and has designated 30 March as the first National Indexing Day to raise awareness of this little-known but essential profession. Following on from National Indexing Day, index scholars and lovers will be gathering at the Bodleian Library for a two-day symposium on the Book […]

Interview with award-winning author, Kate Hamer, on Curtis Brown Creative

Interview with award-winning author, Kate Hamer, on Curtis Brown Creative

Curtis Brown Creative offers six-month novel writing courses based in their London offices. Norah interviews CB alum Kate Hamer here. 1) What motivated you to take a Curtis Brown Creative course in London? I’ve written since I was a child – a used to write stories, illustrate them and staple the books together. The through […]