Articles tagged with: Book trade

Writing and editing

I didn’t expect to be an editor – from about halfway through my undergrad degree, I was determined to be a Famous Author

Kesia Lupo, Editor at Chicken House shares her story about switching ambition from being a Famous Author to become an Editor

Small publishers offer big horizons.

Sarah Braybrooke of Scribe extols the virtues of a small company

There are fleeting moments when working for a small publisher can feel like a disadvantage...

Books empower and enrich our lives

Sheila O’Reilly: a booksellers perspective

Sometimes in our industry we forget that not everyone can read, or read easily. Sheila O'Reilly tells us how Quick Reads are looking to help.

Chasing the glittering literary prizes

Sheila O’Reilly: a bookseller's perspective

As an editor are you aiming high? Are you aiming to be the editor who commissions the next Bailey’s winner or the winner of the Samuel Johnson Prize*? Will achieving that accolade for your author matter to your career? But more importantly for Mr Finance of the 6th floor will it sell books?
The short answer is yes, the slightly longer answer is yes but, and the very long answer follows.

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