Saturday, 31 January 2015

Canon Tales: Slide 8


With a publishing career in mind I joined the staff of The Reader, a literary magazine based at the university (what started as a magazine is now a national reading organization and founder, Jane Davis, has been a real inspiration).

This was my first experience of discussing literature from a commercial perspective – judging not only what was good, but what would sell as well as what fitted the magazine’s brand – all important lessons…

Friday, 16 January 2015

The Dreamsnatcher - Trailer

Almost exactly a year ago I sold a book by one of my agency clients, Abi Elphinstone, to Simon & Schuster.

At the time it was called Oracle Bones and it was a very exciting moment as Abi was the first debut author whose book I'd sold to a publisher. Since then Simon & Schuster have been working hard editing, designing the cover, coming up with a new title - The Dreamsnatcher, putting together marketing plans and creating a wonderful trailer.

The book publishes on Feb 26th and today the Guardian has launched the trailer on their website! Go watch it...

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