We had the privilege of interviewing former broadcast journalist and author Rana Nejem. We spoke to her about her quest to promote understanding between Western cultures and the Middle East, her consultancy, Yarnu; and her book When in the Arab World, out today, May 20.
We spoke to self-published author Rohan Quine, about his transition from acting to writing, his opinion (or lack thereof) on different routes to publication and enlisting professional services as part of his publishing strategy.
Although it may be a little early to start predicting hard and fast trends, the recent successes of two to all intents and purposes self-published health books may be highlighting an interesting phenomenon. Anxiety Rebalance by Carl Vernon made the overall Amazon UK bestseller list last month and is still hanging in and around the top 20. Learn to Live by Mats and Susan Billmark stayed on the top of the Swedish bestseller list for weeks last year and its English release looks to be following suit.
whitefox CEO John Bond takes a newer breed of self-publishing, in the form of illustrated colour projects, into consideration:
When we think of successful indie publishing, there is a synaptic shortcut which takes us quickly to genre fiction, to crime and romance and, inevitably, to Kindle.
We interviewed Heather Boisseau, Publishing Manager at RedDoor and on of 2016’s Unsung Heroes of Publishing, about her role, her prediction for the future of project management in publishing and her most rewarding project to date.
We read Ros Barber’s piece in the Guardian yesterday about why she would never self-publish. To each their own of course, but we couldn’t help but notice some holes in her arguments.
We spoke to Sophia Blackwell, Head of Marketing at The Bookseller, about her experience of the publishing world thus far, the discipline required in working creatively and her advice for self-publisher
Just over three years ago, whitefox was approached by one of the larger on-line freelance marketplaces (they had raised $ millions) to see if we’d be interested in helping them curate the part of their platform that related to publishing. I am assuming at the time a number of requests went out to different sectors. It didn’t happen. We said no. I’ve no idea if anyone said yes. But it got us thinking at the time about the old adage, how does the guy who drives the snow plough get to work in the morning? Or more accurately, who is curating the curators?