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 […]

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 […]

Startup Snapshot: Shelfie (A.K.A. Shazam for bookworms…)

Startup Snapshot: Shelfie (A.K.A. Shazam for bookworms…)

Peter Hudson is the co-founder of Shelfie. The idea for Shelfie came out of an argument Peter was having with his friend Dan in a bar. Dan said he had a book at home that would prove he was right. In frustration that he couldn’t make his point, Dan said “I wish I had digital […]

Hometown Tales: open for submissions

Hometown Tales: open for submissions

Weidenfeld & Nicolson is opening submissions in a bid to find new voices from across the UK. Jennifer Kerslake, editor at W&N, tells us more about Hometown Tales… 1. What exactly is Hometown Tales? Hometown Tales is a series of short books that we’re launching as part of a diversity initiative. Each book will feature […]

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 […]

New children’s book publisher: Richard Carman interview

New children’s book publisher: Richard Carman interview

Fourth Wall is a brand new children’s book publishing company based in the Wirral. They pride themselves on standing out from most other publishers as they’re looking to grow by looking for brand new material through submissions. Here Stephanie Cox interviews Richard Carman, International Rights Manager. 1) Please can you introduce yourself and give a […]

The business of books: Why curation beats search

The business of books: Why curation beats search

You can’t have failed to notice that there are an awful lot of books around these days. Too many books, some say.[1] ‘Every year there are a million new books published in English. That is officially published books around the world. They have an ISBN. Every year, we are adding 1,000,000 books to the sum […]

On being a literary agent: Emma Paterson interview

On being a literary agent: Emma Paterson interview

Emma Paterson is an agent at Rogers, Coleridge & White. She joined the agency in 2013 after working at The Wylie Agency for two and a half years. She represents literary novelists, journalists and writers of narrative nonfiction. Here Norah Myers interviews her. 1) Tell us about a recent manuscript you submitted to an editor. What […]

Curation: Interview with Michael Bhaskar

Curation: Interview with Michael Bhaskar

Michael Bhaskar is a writer, researcher, digital publisher and Co-Founder of Canelo. Here we interviewed him on his new book, Curation: The Power of Selection in a World of Too Much. 1) Tell us a bit about your new book. What’s it all about, and what are some of the key points? The new book is called Curation […]

Startup snapshot: Leanpub

Startup snapshot: Leanpub

Len Epp is a Co-Founder of Leanpub. He wrote a doctorate in English Literature before working as an investment banker in London, so enjoys wearing the seemingly contradictory hats of resident corporate finance and literary type person at Leanpub. We interviewed him about Leanpub here.  1) What exactly is Leanpub? Leanpub is a book writing […]