Getting to the top of your profession: Interview with Sam Humphreys

Getting to the top of your profession: Interview with Sam Humphreys

Sam Humphreys is Associate Publisher at Mantle, an imprint of Pan Macmillan. She has previously worked at Picador, Profile Books and Penguin, and before that, was a primary school teacher. Norah Myers interviews her here. 1) How did you personally know when you were ready to progress to your next role? I’m not sure I did, […]

Making publishing more diverse: Interview with Josie Dobrin

Making publishing more diverse: Interview with Josie Dobrin

Josie Dobrin is Chief Executive and co-founder of Creative Access. Creative Access works to tackle the absence of diversity in creative industries by providing young BAME people, paid training opportunities in creative companies and supporting them into full time employment. Norah Myers interviews Josie here.  1) How has Creative Access promoted diversity in book publishing? Creative Access was born […]

Getting to the top of your profession: Interview with Georgina Morley

Getting to the top of your profession: Interview with Georgina Morley

Georgina Morley is Non-Fiction Editorial Director at Macmillan. She acquires history, historical biography, memoir and the occasional book that might surprise you.  Norah Myers interviews her here. 1) How did you personally know when you were ready to progress to your next role? Most of us want to make progress in our careers, especially starting […]

The role of the print book in an increasingly online world

The role of the print book in an increasingly online world

Back in 2010, working at a scholarly publisher, I had a bet with our Production Director that half our revenue would be digital by the end of 2013. I lost. (We weren’t too far off, in my defence – scholarly publishers generally migrated their library revenues to digital faster and more fully than trade publishers […]

Savvy business snapshot: Nordisk Books

Savvy business snapshot: Nordisk Books

Duncan James Lewis founded Nordisk Books in February 2016. The first book (Havoc by Tom Kristensen) to be released on October 6th, with two more books coming in the next six months or so. Norah Myers wanted to find out more. 1) What inspired the creation of Nordisk Books? This came about due to two […]

Startup snapshot: Read Dog

Startup snapshot: Read Dog

Kate Cygan and Michael Wray are an entrepreneurial minded couple with insatiable reading habits. They recently moved to Denver, CO and are working on visiting every single coffee shop the city has to offer. Lifelong creatives, they both write and paint in their free time. You can check out Read Dog online at www.readdog.com, on Instagram […]

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 […]