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Alison Jones

Alison Jones - Editor

Hampshire, United Kingdom

Passionate about people and books with something significant to say. Experienced publisher, consultant & coach.

Overview

I'm a book coach and publishing partner: I help authors of business books get clear on strategy and structure and deliver well-written, effective books on schedule. I also work with publishers as an executive coach, trainer and consultant, supporting innovation and digital strategy.
My podcast The Extraordinary Business Book Club explores the bleeding edge of writing, publishing and promoting business books today.

Services
Languages
English (UK)
Non-Fiction
Business & Management Computers & Internet Economics Education & Reference Finance & Accounting Parenting & Families Psychology Publishing Self-help & Self-improvement

Certifications

  • MBA
  • MA

Work experience

Publishing partner and coach

Self-employed

April, 2014 – Present (over 2 years)

I work with businesses and organizations wanting to build their brand and reach. My focus is on clarifying the strategic purpose for the book, coordinating content creation and publication with core business activities, and creating superb books with professional, polished editorial and production standards.

I also work with publishers as an executive coach and consultant (particularly for digital and innovation strategy), and deliver training to the industry on content strategy, business models and innovation. I partner with publishers to coach and support authors, particularly of business books.

Member of the Independent Publishers Guild board, Affiliate with Maverick Publishing Services, Associate with training and creative agency Thread at the University of Falmouth, and Associate Lecturer with Brookes University, teaching on their MA in Publishing.

Director of Innovation Strategy

Macmillan

November, 2000 – April, 2014 (over 13 years)

Reference and Online Publisher, Head of Digital Development and most recently Director of Innovation Strategy at Palgrave Macmillan. Responsible for major reference works including The Statesman's Yearbook and The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics, project lead for the Palgrave Connect ebook platform.

Reference Editor

Oxford University Press

February, 1997 – November, 2000 (over 3 years)

Development editor for non-lexical reference books including the Oxford Companions series. Project initiator for Oxford Reference Online.

Project Editor

Reader's Digest

March, 1996 – February, 1997 (11 months)

Editor on Travel and Adventures series, working closely with designers and picture researchers.

Editor

Chambers Harrap

May, 1992 – March, 1996 (almost 4 years)

Editor of the Chambers Dictionary of Quotations and other reference books.

Yoga for Happy Mums: Simple techniques for getting your spark back and enjoying parenthood again

Puran Prem Kaur

Yoga for Happy Mums focuses on the real issues that mums of young children face: lack of sleep, low energy levels, stress, negative emotions (anxiety, guilt, depression, anger and irritability), fluctuating hormones, a weakened immune system, issues with body confidence and difficulties with addictions and relationships. Each chapter includes a discussion about how the particular issue applies... read more

Yoga for Happy Mums focuses on the real issues that mums of young children face: lack of sleep, low energy levels, stress, negative emotions (anxiety, guilt, depression, anger and irritability), fluctuating hormones, a weakened immune system, issues with body confidence and difficulties with addictions and relationships. Each chapter includes a discussion about how the particular issue applies... read more

Misfit to Maven: The Story of Argh to Ahhh

Ebonie Allard

A practical and inspiring book for misfit business rebels. Misfit to Maven is more sex, drugs and misadventure than other business books - reminding us all how extraordinary we can be, it will leave you inspired and ready to build a life as extraordinary as you are, that feels as good on the inside as it looks from the outside. Misfit to Maven tells Ebonie Allard's story - from feeling ARGH ab... read more

A practical and inspiring book for misfit business rebels. Misfit to Maven is more sex, drugs and misadventure than other business books - reminding us all how extraordinary we can be, it will leave you inspired and ready to build a life as extraordinary as you are, that feels as good on the inside as it looks from the outside. Misfit to Maven tells Ebonie Allard's story - from feeling ARGH ab... read more

The Statesman's Yearbook 2010: The Politics, Cultures and Economies of the World

The Statesman's Yearbook 2010 'the most convenient and reliable starting point for information on public affairs' - George J. Mitchell, US Senator. Each copy comes with FREE online access to statesmansyearbook. Site license upgrades are also available for libraries who wish to network the data. New this year: a chronology of the 'credit crunch.'

The Statesman's Yearbook 2010 'the most convenient and reliable starting point for information on public affairs' - George J. Mitchell, US Senator. Each copy comes with FREE online access to statesmansyearbook. Site license upgrades are also available for libraries who wish to network the data. New this year: a chronology of the 'credit crunch.'

The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics

THE FIRST NEW EDITION IN 21 YEARS The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics is established as the....

THE FIRST NEW EDITION IN 21 YEARS The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics is established as the....

The Oxford Companion to English Literature

Margaret Drabble

1172 pages

1172 pages

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