BookBrunch | ‘One country at a time, one book at a time’: An interview with Bibi Bakare-Yusuf from Cassava Republic Press

This week for the BookBrunch interview, I chatted with Bibi Bakare-Yusuf, one of the founders of Cassava Republic Press, a leading African trade publisher who has just expanded to the UK. Read the full article over on BookBrunch. Bibi Bakare-Yusuf is one of those infectiously inspirational women who leave you feeling very hopeful about the

BookBrunch Interviews: Double-Whammy

A fortnight's worth of BookBrunch interviews for you, one with the marvellous and truly friendly Vivian French from Picturehooks, the other with the busiest man in town, Unbound's Scott Pack... "It’s really embarrassing because the answer is I don’t know how many books I've published! It’s more than 250 – in fact, it’s probably crawling

BookMachine | Corporate Social Responsibility: Not just for hippies

Here's the latest instalment from my fortnightly column over on Bookmachine.  To read the rest of the article, visit the Bookmachine blog! Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) has become an increasingly important part of corporate identities during the last decade. Environmental and social concerns have become core, not just to forerunners such as The Body Shop and Timberland, but

Snapshots from Day 2 at the #ipgsc

Another day has passed at this year's IPG Spring Annual Conference - and what a wonderful day it was!  So many engaging and insightful talks and sessions, with much live-Tweeting on my part for the Society of Young Publishers (@SYP_UK).  There's also been much excitement whenever I mention that I'm working for a brand new

Thoughts from Day 1 of the #ipgsc

This year, I am attending my very first Independent Publishers Guild (@ipghq) Annual Spring Conference, live-Tweeting the whole event on behalf of the Society of Young Publishers (@SYP_UK) and representing Periscope (@periscopebooks), the new international literary fiction imprint I've just started as Editorial Assistant at. With a welcome by IPG Chair Oliver Gadsby and hosted through an afternoon of