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 […]

Startup snapshot: Books & Magic

Startup snapshot: Books & Magic

Mark Folkenberg is the Founder and CEO of Books & Magic. After years as a professional game developer, Mark and his team have spent the last three years developing their concept and first product. 1) What exactly is Books & Magic? Books & Magic is a 6-person cocktail of creative minds handpicked from the computer […]

Startup Snapshot: Book Sprints

Startup Snapshot: Book Sprints

Adam Hyde is the founder of the Book Sprints methodology, Co-Founder of the Collaborative Knowledge Foundation, and a current Shuttleworth Foundation Fellow. He also founded FLOSS Manuals, Booktype, Objavi, Lexicon, BookJS and PubSweet. 1. What exactly is Book Sprints? Book Sprints, Ltd, is a team of facilitators, book-production professionals, and illustrators specialized in Book Sprint […]

The Zoella Book Club: interview with Amy Alward

The Zoella Book Club: interview with Amy Alward

Earlier this month WHSmith launched Zoella’s Book Club in partnership with blogger and vlogger Zoe. Here Norah Myers interviews Amy Alward, one of the eight authors to be included in the Summer 2016 collection. 1. Why was it important for Zoe to start a book club in partnership with WHSmith? Zoe’s always been passionate about […]

Startup snapshot: Exact Editions

Startup snapshot: Exact Editions

Having spent the past decade turning complex consumer magazines into their precise digital doppelgangers, Exact Editions launched their new digital books service in May. Here we interviewed Adam Hodgkin, Chairman and Co-Founder of Exact Editions.  1) What exactly is Exact Editions? Exact Editions is a platform for publishing and licensing content on the web and through apps to […]

Your pay – your say: Gareth Lowe interview

Your pay – your say: Gareth Lowe interview

Gareth Lowe is the Chair of Unite’s National Publishing and Media Branch and works as Publishing Programme Manager for DK, part of Penguin Random House. Gareth will be hosting our July event with Unite the Union, ‘United, We Publish: Your pay – your say?‘. We interviewed him here.  1) How do you think that pay and conditions in […]

The crowdfunding publisher: David Roche interview

The crowdfunding publisher: David Roche interview

David Roche has been on the boards of HarperCollins, BookTrust, Waterstones and HMV, and was CEO of Borders and Books etc. He now runs his own consultancy business and is non-exec Chairman of London Book Fair, Chairman of New Writing North and Chair of the Advisory Board of BookBrunch. David’s currently crowdfunding for his book Just […]

Inside freelancing: Louise Le Bas, Editorial

Inside freelancing: Louise Le Bas, Editorial

Louise Le Bas is a Senior Associate at Just Content, with experience across the broad range of formats, media and sectors spanning academic (books and journals), professional and education. Here Melody Dawes interviews her. 1) What do you offer and who are your clients/have you worked with? I specialise in education and professional publishing, though I do also do a […]

The next 5 years of publishing: Alison Jones interview

The next 5 years of publishing: Alison Jones interview

On the 8th June we’re launching the third title in the Snapshots series, BookMachine on publishing: the next 5 years, with a free event in four cities. Here Allison Williams interviews one of our speakers from the London event, Alison Jones on current publishing trends and predictions. 1) What are current trends and predictions that excite you most […]