BLOG: Publishing Questions – Why do I need a Literary Agent?

Why do I need an agent? What do they even do? There are a lot of reasons why people might not want to explore getting a literary agent. For some, it's just another gatekeeper to getting their writing to a publisher, another hoop to jump through which can seem exhausting and unnecessary. For others, the … Continue reading BLOG: Publishing Questions – Why do I need a Literary Agent?

BLOG: Social Class in Publishing – Bookseller Survey Results

Today the Bookseller published the findings from a survey they conducted asking whether people from Working Class backgrounds felt they had been hindered in starting a publishing career, or whether their progression had been impacted. Shockingly, the answer was yes. Particularly noteworthy was that 91% of respondents felt that the London-centric nature of publishing was … Continue reading BLOG: Social Class in Publishing – Bookseller Survey Results

BLOG: Work In Publishing Week – Finally Getting an Offer

This week is Work In Publishing week, run by the Publishers Association. Over on twitter, you can follow #WorkInPublishing to find information from various companies who want to open up the field and attract more people to the business. So it seems wonderfully fitting to announce this week that I will be starting as a … Continue reading BLOG: Work In Publishing Week – Finally Getting an Offer

BLOG: The SYP Conference 2018 – Rewriting the (Rule)Book

Saturday 10th November was the annual SYP autumn conference. The theme was innovation and disruption in publishing, questioning established beliefs and practices in the UK publishing industry. Stream 1 was entitled "Write Your Own Story", which looked at started a career in publishing, and also alternative ways to manage or develop your career. Stream 2 … Continue reading BLOG: The SYP Conference 2018 – Rewriting the (Rule)Book