DON’T PANIC has arrived!

Very exciting times in my house at the moment, as Don't Panic is finally here! It's a gorgeous little book and it's was my favourite to write in the series so far, but I understand I'm pretty biased about this release, so here are some lovely things people have said about the other books in the [...]

BookMachine | July Publishing News Wrap

Oh yes indeed, it's that time again already: the July BookMachine publishing news wrap is here! Remember to follow the article link for hyperlinks and the full piece... This month in publishing news, it’s been all about the publisher’s best friend: the indie bookshop! The 2017 Independent Bookshop Week got well underway towards the end [...]

Sneak peek inside Don’t Panic

Just over a month until Don't Panic hits the shelves - yes, I'm dancing excitedly; yes, it's due out on 10th August; and yes the digital proofs look so pretty a whole flock of butterflies just erupted in my chest. Yes, you can also PRE-ORDER the new book at all the best bookstores, including but not [...]

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 [...]

BookMachine | The May Publishing Wrap

Roll up, roll up! It's time to hear about the biggest publishing news from around the web over the past month, with the BookMachine May Publishing Wrap! Big news from Amazon once again this month, as it hit an all-time high in the stock market and revenue from Q1 is up, prompting CEO Jeff Bezos [...]

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 [...]

Hay Festival celebrates its 30th birthday

Last week, ahead of this year's Hay Festival, an event was held in London with 5x15 to celebrate the festival's 30th anniversary with stories from over the years. Snippet of my report for BookBrunch below, more after the link, as always. Thank you so much to Hay for such a lovely evening - cannot wait for [...]

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 [...]