Anyone working in and around publishing in the last few years will have been aware of the growth of courses. From online training on self-publishing and marketing to year-long publishing […]
Ginny Carter, The Author Maker, is a business-book ghostwriter, book-writing coach, and author. She’s on a mission to transform entrepreneurs, coaches, and consultants from everyday experts into respected leaders and […]
Why writers publish books This week, in amongst the usual rush to predict what a new year holds for readers, writers, and publishers, comes proof positive why books still seem […]
Louise Moore is Managing Director and Publisher of Michael Joseph, an imprint of Penguin Random House UK, that publishes highly commercial fiction and non-fiction. In addition to working with Marian […]
In five years of running whitefox, here are some of the key things we’ve concluded that seem to matter most to both publishers and freelancers.
Karen Ball has over 25 years’ experience of the publishing industry. Her career includes periods as Head of Editorial at Working Partners and Publisher at Little, Brown Books For Young Readers. In September 2016 she launched Speckled Pen, a creative consultancy aimed at helping content generators develop publisher-facing projects. Together with three industry friends, she organises the Book Bound writers’ retreat, aimed at children’s authors.
Chris Wold is the Associate Publisher of Nourish, the food and drink imprint of Watkins Publishing. A champion of international markets for the last 20 years, he has made a career of using licensing, co-editions and proprietary sales to find new markets for the books and authors on his lists. His latest project, The Really Quite Good British Cookbook, publishes this month, having been discovered over a chance conversation at last year’s London Book Fair.
We spoke to Rowland White, bestselling author and Publishing Director at Michael Joseph, an imprint of Penguin Random House. He talked to us about the omnipresent Ladybird humour books, dogs in publishing and the shift away from aspirational reading lists.