Reporting from Hay Festival 2017

As some of you may have gathered from social media, I've been busy-beeing away running the Hay Festival Twitter feed again this year. What a joy it's been too: so many insightful, thought-provoking ideas flying around. Amazing to be there to help celebrate 30 years of Hay - I'm totally exhausted and completely inspired! As [...]

The Penultimate Trio of BookBrunch interviews

As you all know, I'm moving on from BookBrunch soon - but there's just time for three penultimate weekly interviews before the final one comes out next week! Celebrating elite achievement and great writing, with Andrew Kidd, co-founder of the Rathbones Folio Prize  "It’s in service of the public, ultimately, of people to whom books [...]

Joining Endeavour Press

Yep, that's right, after a year and a half, over 1700 articles, more than 60 interviews, and literally hundreds of thousands of words, I've decided to move on from freelancing and from BookBrunch. As of Monday, I will be taking on the role of Publishing Director at Endeavour Press. To say I'm excited would be [...]

Blazing the trail with BookBrunch

This week for the BookBrunch interview, I chatted with three of this year's Trailblazer Award winners, Anna Russo, Heather McDaid, and Željka Maroševic. Check out the excerpt below or follow this link for the full article. Two months on from the second annual Trailblazers Awards, organised by London Book Fair (LBF) and the Society of Young Publishers [...]

BookMachine | The March Wrap

It's the time of the month where I round up all the internet's top publishing stories and stick them in one place on the BookMachine blog for your perusal! Here's a sneak peek - don't forget to visit the BookMachine blog for more... The big news from March in UK publishing is obviously the London [...]

BookMachine | A tax on the precariat: what the 2017 budget means for the self-employed in publishing

When BookMachine asked for an opinion, I couldn't not comment. Read the full article here, or grab the snippet below: Outrage abounds in the wake of Philip Hammond’s 2017 Budget announcement on Wednesday. Amongst other controversial moves, National Insurance (NI) payments on the self-employed have been increased by 2%. But what effect will this raise [...]

BookBrunch | January interview catch up

For those of you looking for some pleasant reading today, I thoroughly recommend catching up on the last three BookBrunch interviews! Looking back to the New Year, Suzanne Baboneau, Managing Director of Adult Publishing at Simon & Schuster, discusses what lies ahead in publishing. Then bestselling novelist Chibundu Onuzo talks about her new novel, Welcome [...]

Now listed on Byte the Book

In a rather lovely turn of events, I have been listed on Byte the Book's Hub for publishing professionals. You can check out my profile right here. Returning the favour, I thought I'd give Byte the Book a big shout out. They're a fab networking event for everyone in the publishing industry and beyond, bringing [...]