Lockdown diaries: the publishing entrepreneur

Boilers are the masters of timing – they know the exact moment to inflict maximum disruption. Mine decided to call time on Monday 23 March 2020 a day that saw the biggest highs and lows of my entrepreneurial life. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2020-07-02 19:02:34 UTC ]
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Lockdown diaries: the education entrepreneur

I was in the Soho Theatre last May, watching comedian Rob Auton perform ‘The Talk Show’. He told a great joke. It’s hard working from home, he said, when “the only solid work colleagues are the table legs.” Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-07-20 23:03:54 UTC ]
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Lockdown diaries: the children's publisher

One evening a week or so ago, I was speaking to a friend in another publishing company, sitting at the kitchen table, glass of wine in hand, in today’s sad Zoom substitute for meeting up for a post-work drink. She referred obliquely to the famous WW1 recruitment poster, the one with the little... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-05-22 09:54:33 UTC ]
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Lockdown diaries: the trade publisher

Lockdown is not something that is at all suited to my personality – I miss my friends, I miss my life and perhaps most importantly - I miss Bancone. Publishing is such a social business and I’ve been finding it incredibly hard to cope without that side of it. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-05-18 13:56:25 UTC ]
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Lockdown diaries: the indie publisher

It came as no surprise that I caught the dreaded Covid-19. I spend an inordinate amount of time on the road with international and domestic authors, long hours in various media centres, and travel by London transport. We also live in a coronavirus hotspot, with multiple cases on my street... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-05-05 16:37:36 UTC ]
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When Can I Go Back to School? Self-published lockdown story lands major publisher

‘Gentle, honest’ book, written by Anna Friend in response to her seven-year-old son’s worries, wins five-figure deal with ScholasticA self-published children’s picture book that was written to help the author’s son deal with being kept home from school during lockdown has been snapped up by a... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2021-02-20 07:00:25 UTC ]
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Hachette UK buys premium notebook and diary publisher Paperblanks

Hachette UK has bought Paperblanks, described as the world’s second largest publisher of premium notebooks, journals and diaries, as part of its strategy to expand its portfolio of adjunct businesses. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Oxford publishing groups launch post-lockdown working survey

Three Oxford-based groups of publishing workers are launching a survey to explore the experience of working from home and how work patterns might change after lockdown.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-02-16 17:30:43 UTC ]
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Indie publishers optimistic despite lockdown struggles

Many independent presses are reporting a mood of optimism after good 2020 sales.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Covid diaries: the education entrepreneur

Walking into the office and seeing the team working away has quickly become the highlight of my day. Over lockdown, I found working from home a really lonely experience and have been so grateful for the slow transition back into the office. The experience, however, was made even more challenging... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-10-30 05:53:01 UTC ]
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Children's publishers reflect on growing readerships in lockdown

Children’s publishers grew readerships during lockdown across subject areas, extending to renewed interest in their backlists as well as in their online educational resources, delegates heard at The Bookseller’s Children’s Conference this week. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-09-29 06:08:42 UTC ]
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Lockdown diaries: changing times

In terms of technology, we were lucky to be well set up for remote working: our company had already made sure we were equipped with the things we needed to work from home, so when it was announced that the office was closing, I was able to carry on and keep things moving. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-08-31 12:07:37 UTC ]
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DK to publish entrepreneurs' guide to navigating racial bias in the workplace

DK is publishing a business book exploring "the unavoidable truths about racial bias in the working world", called Twice As Hard: Navigating Black Stereotypes and Creating Space for Success, by Raphael and Opeyemi Sofoluke. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-08-24 22:13:29 UTC ]
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Lockdown diaries: the book PR

I work in comms and my whole work life (and my actual life come to think of it!) is based on the premise that I will always be around people and I’m constantly planning events and parties and book tours… so when all of that very suddenly got put on hold, it was much harder for me to wrap my head... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-08-19 00:18:04 UTC ]
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Lockdown diaries: the book designer

The weekend before the government announced the lockdown I was due to go to Bristol to visit a friend, and a few days earlier we’d been notified at the office that we would be working from home for the next few weeks (of course little did we know, five months later we still would be!). I... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-08-13 19:28:24 UTC ]
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Lockdown diaries: the marketing executive

I usually don’t travel back to my hometown in Lancashire unless it's to visit family and friends - and that isn’t often, as I regularly catch up with them on their visits to London. In March 2020, however - after five days in my new role as marketing executive at Icon Books - I left the... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-08-06 17:57:58 UTC ]
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Lockdown diaries: the librarian

Some people are surprised when I say I didn’t find lockdown that bad. I had some practise (although less restrictive of course) when I stayed home for three weeks in January, reading the nominations for the Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Prize. I saw no friends, I did no socialising and only went... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-08-02 13:29:48 UTC ]
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Lockdown diaries: the book club founder

It happened so suddenly. One moment I was at work, bleaching everything in sight, using extra splashes of Dettol - that infamous Caribbean Aunty staple with a distinct smell that will instantly take a first generation immigrant child back to memories of early Saturday morning cleaning sessions -... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-07-31 00:39:09 UTC ]
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Lockdown diaries: the festival programmer

This spring/summer was meant to look very different (a statement that could be applied to literally any person on the planet, I know, but bear with me just so I can give context). After 10+ years working my way up through the arts, and a particularly big year at Cheltenham last year delivering... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-07-06 22:10:05 UTC ]
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Lockdown diary: the book distributor

Survival mode; that’s how lockdown began for me, coming, as it did, off the back of two close family tragedies - the loss of both of my sisters in February and March respectively. “If only,” one family gag went, “we can get through April without anybody kicking the bucket we’ll be okay.”  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-06-29 19:53:35 UTC ]
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