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Leadership in Publishing

Paula Neary is CEO of Ribbonfish. She has over 25 years of experience in senior roles across academic, education, trade and STM publishing. Prior to working at Ribbonfish she was Director of Business Systems at Springer Nature and spent 12 years at The Random House Group as Publishing Systems Director, following an initial 8 years at Pearson Education. (this blog post first appeared here)

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Literary Agent

Jonny Geller is Joint CEO of Curtis Brown and Managing Director of the books division. He tweets at @JonnyGeller. Here, Norah Myers chats with him about being named in 2017’s Bookseller 100 and his plans for 2018.

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In the run up to next week’s event: How do you know that your rights are alright?, we interviewed Clare Painter, one of our expert panellists – to find out more about how publishers can manage their rights more effectively. Clare is a licensing agent and digital rights consultant, helping publishers and other users of digital content to grapple with practical and commercial rights issues.

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Frankfurt Book Fair

Thérèse Coen is Rights Director at Hardman & Swainson, and has worked in Translation Rights, both in Publishing and Agencies. She currently divides her time between reading books for Frankfurt, preparing meetings for Frankfurt, sending out books pre-Frankfurt, talking to other rights people about Frankfurt and dreaming about Frankfurt being over. So here are her top tips for success at Frankfurt.

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Each month BookMachine offers a community member, with great ideas, the chance to write on the site. July’s winner was Richard McCartney, with his tips on making it onto the Best Sellers list.

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Yes, the grocery business is huge. And while it’s one of several industries Amazon hasn’t yet dominated, there’s something way more significant about their acquisition of Whole Foods.

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Rights Teams

Rights teams everywhere are preparing to ditch their spreadsheets and embrace modern, cloud-based technology thanks to an innovative new App called RightsZone, which officially launches next week at London Bookfair.

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Junior Designer

Publisher: The Quarto Group
Job Location: London, UK

Quarto Publishing Group is a leading global publisher of award winning illustrated non-fiction adult and children’s books. We have an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated and sales driven individual to join our UK team for this pivotal role within the department. This is a varied and busy role, acting first and foremost as the main point of contact between the company and our external sales force and distributor, as well as providing essential administrative support for our internal sales team.

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Lara Borlenghi has been Finance Director at Pan Macmillan for five years. Prior to this, Lara worked for 15 years in a variety of finance roles for different media companies, including Warner Music, Grazia magazine, Magic Radio and BBC Worldwide. Norah Myers interviews her here. 

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Do you know what’s the difference between DRM, ISBN and copyrights? If your answer is a clear yes, well done, you can stop reading. But if copyrighting is an issue that makes you frown, read on: we talk about different file formats, international rights, whether you have to pay anything and more.

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“Which one social media channel will net me the most book sales?” an author asked me recently during my new weekly #BookMarketingChat.

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