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 […]

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 […]