Henry Lord

Henry Lord - Publicist

London, UK

Independent non-fiction publicist with over twelve years’ experience, including senior management roles at Pan Macmillan and Bloomsbury.

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Overview

I’m an independent publicist with over twelve years’ experience working in the publishing industry, including senior publicity management roles at Bloomsbury and Pan Macmillan. Recently I have worked with a range of high profile non-fiction authors such as Prue Leith, Russell Brand, Dan Ariely and Annabel Karmel, but I have also successfully delivered campaigns for many debut and emerging writers.

I am experienced in event management including author tours, have excellent media contacts and in-depth knowledge of the UK book selling landscape. I greatly enjoy working closely with authors, creating persuasive and authentic content to maximise coverage.
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs
Business & Management
Cooking & Food Wine & Spirits
Health & wellbeing
History
Parenting & Families
Political Science & Current Affairs
Sports & Outdoors

Certifications

  • MA (Hons) Geography, Edinburgh University

Awards

  • Publishers' Publicity Circle Award (2016) - Sports Book category shortlisting
  • The Times British Sports Book of the Year (2013) - commissioning and publicising the winner

Work experience

Senior Publicity Manager

Pan Macmillan
September, 2017 – March, 2019 (over 1 year)

Working in the Comms team at Pan Macmillan’s lifestyle imprint, Bluebird, I delivered fully integrated title campaigns to drive the profile and sale of established high-profile authors such as Oprah Winfrey, Prue Leith, and Russell Brand, as well as debut writers including Melinda Gates and cookery brand Pinch of Nom, the fastest selling UK non-fiction title ever recorded.

Senior Publicity Manager

Bloomsbury
August, 2014 – September, 2017 (about 3 years)

During my time at Bloomsbury I successfully campaigned across Sports, Nautical, Yearbooks and selected Lifestyle and Cookery imprints, including the internationally recognised brands Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack, Reed’s Nautical Almanac and Who’s Who reference books.

Publicity Director/ Publishing Manager

Icon Books/ Corinthian Books
October, 2007 – July, 2014 (over 6 years)

I steered the PR while at Icon, which included achieving #1 Sunday Times bestseller status for Mark Forsyth’s The Etymologicon through an extensive and targeted national PR campaign and securing BBC Radio 4’s Book of the Week. For Icon's sport imprint, Corinthian, I commissioned new titles, structurally edited manuscripts, liaised with designers and oversaw production of books - included commissioning and publicising The Times British Sports Book of the Year (2013), Bobby’s Open.

Portfolio (22 selected works)

Pinch of Nom: 100 Slimming, Home-style Recipes

Kay Featherstone, Kate Allinson

THE #1 FASTEST SELLING NON-FICTION BOOK IN THE UKSlimming food has never tasted so good; the must-have first cookbook from the UK's most visited food blog.Sharing delicious home-style recipes with a hugely engaged online community, pinchofnom.com has helped millions of people to cook well and lose weight. The Pinch of Nom cookbook can help novice and experienced home-cooks enjoy exciting, flav... read more

THE #1 FASTEST SELLING NON-FICTION BOOK IN THE UKSlimming food has never tasted so good; the must-have first cookbook from the UK's most visited food blog.Sharing delicious home-style recipes with a hugely engaged online community, pinchofnom.com has helped millions of people to cook well and lose weight. The Pinch of Nom cookbook can help novice and experienced home-cooks enjoy exciting, flav... read more

Prue: My Favourite Recipes from a Lifetime of Cooking and Eating

Prue Leith

Great British Bake Off judge Prue Leith draws on a life-long passion for food with 100 recipes from her own kitchen table. Whether it’s Halibut with Green Linguine, Fast Roast Teriyaki Lamb or Slow-cooked Rat-a-tat-touille, these are delicious, fuss-free dishes that Prue has cooked countless times for family and friends. Inside are quick-to-whip-up suppers and dinner party showstoppers that ar... read more

Great British Bake Off judge Prue Leith draws on a life-long passion for food with 100 recipes from her own kitchen table. Whether it’s Halibut with Green Linguine, Fast Roast Teriyaki Lamb or Slow-cooked Rat-a-tat-touille, these are delicious, fuss-free dishes that Prue has cooked countless times for family and friends. Inside are quick-to-whip-up suppers and dinner party showstoppers that ar... read more

The Etymologicon: A Circular Stroll Through the Hidden Connections of the English Language

Mark Forsyth

This perfect gift for readers, writers, and literature majors alike unearths the quirks of the English language. For example, do you know why a mortgage is literally a “death pledge”? Why guns have girls’ names? Why “salt” is related to “soldier”? Discover the answers to all of these etymological questions and more in this fascinating book for fans of of Eats, Shoots & Leaves.The Etymologicon ... read more

This perfect gift for readers, writers, and literature majors alike unearths the quirks of the English language. For example, do you know why a mortgage is literally a “death pledge”? Why guns have girls’ names? Why “salt” is related to “soldier”? Discover the answers to all of these etymological questions and more in this fascinating book for fans of of Eats, Shoots & Leaves.The Etymologicon ... read more

Solve for Happy: Engineer Your Path to Joy

Mo Gawdat

In this “powerful personal story woven with a rich analysis of what we all seek” (Sergey Brin, cofounder of Google), Mo Gawdat, Chief Business Officer at Google’s [X], applies his superior logic and problem solving skills to understand how the brain processes joy and sadness—and then he solves for happy.In 2001 Mo Gawdat realized that despite his incredible success, he was desperately unhappy.... read more

In this “powerful personal story woven with a rich analysis of what we all seek” (Sergey Brin, cofounder of Google), Mo Gawdat, Chief Business Officer at Google’s [X], applies his superior logic and problem solving skills to understand how the brain processes joy and sadness—and then he solves for happy.In 2001 Mo Gawdat realized that despite his incredible success, he was desperately unhappy.... read more

Dollars and Sense: How We Misthink Money and How to Spend Smarter

Dr. Dan Ariely, Jeff Kreisler

Why is paying for things painful?Why are we comfortable overpaying for something in the present just because we’ve overpaid for it in the past?Why is it easy to pay $4 for a soda on vacation, when we wouldn’t spend more than $1 on that same soda at our local grocery store?We think of money as numbers, values, and amounts, but when it comes down to it, when we actually use our money, we engage ... read more

Why is paying for things painful?Why are we comfortable overpaying for something in the present just because we’ve overpaid for it in the past?Why is it easy to pay $4 for a soda on vacation, when we wouldn’t spend more than $1 on that same soda at our local grocery store?We think of money as numbers, values, and amounts, but when it comes down to it, when we actually use our money, we engage ... read more

Recovery: Freedom from Our Addictions

Russell Brand

A guide to all kinds of addiction from a star who has struggled with heroin, alcohol, sex, fame, food and eBay, that will help addicts and their loved ones make the first steps into recovery“This manual for self-realization comes not from a mountain but from the mud...My qualification is not that I am better than you but I am worse.” ―Russell BrandWith a rare mix of honesty, humor, and compass... read more

A guide to all kinds of addiction from a star who has struggled with heroin, alcohol, sex, fame, food and eBay, that will help addicts and their loved ones make the first steps into recovery“This manual for self-realization comes not from a mountain but from the mud...My qualification is not that I am better than you but I am worse.” ―Russell BrandWith a rare mix of honesty, humor, and compass... read more

Mentors: How to Help and Be Helped

Russell Brand

Russell Brand explores the idea of mentoring and shares what he's learned from the guidance of his own helpers, heroes and mentors.Could happiness lie in helping others and being open to accepting help yourself? Mentors – the follow up to the New York Times bestseller Recovery – describes the benefits of seeking and offering help."I have mentors in every area of my life, as a comic, a dad, a r... read more

Russell Brand explores the idea of mentoring and shares what he's learned from the guidance of his own helpers, heroes and mentors.Could happiness lie in helping others and being open to accepting help yourself? Mentors – the follow up to the New York Times bestseller Recovery – describes the benefits of seeking and offering help."I have mentors in every area of my life, as a comic, a dad, a r... read more

Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 2015

The most famous sports book in the world, Wisden Cricketers' Almanack has been published every year since 1864. Wisden 2015--the 152nd edition--contains coverage of every first-class game in every cricket nation, and reports and scorecards for all Tests and ODIs.Including the eagerly awaited Notes by the Editor, the Cricketers of the Year awards, and some of the finest sports writing of the ye... read more

The most famous sports book in the world, Wisden Cricketers' Almanack has been published every year since 1864. Wisden 2015--the 152nd edition--contains coverage of every first-class game in every cricket nation, and reports and scorecards for all Tests and ODIs.Including the eagerly awaited Notes by the Editor, the Cricketers of the Year awards, and some of the finest sports writing of the ye... read more

The Moment of Lift: How Empowering Women Changes the World

Melinda Gates

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER“In her book, Melinda tells the stories of the inspiring people she’s met through her work all over the world, digs into the data, and powerfully illustrates issues that need our attention―from child marriage to gender inequity in the workplace.” ― President Barack Obama“The Moment of Lift is an urgent call to courage. It changed how I think about myself, my family, my... read more

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER“In her book, Melinda tells the stories of the inspiring people she’s met through her work all over the world, digs into the data, and powerfully illustrates issues that need our attention―from child marriage to gender inequity in the workplace.” ― President Barack Obama“The Moment of Lift is an urgent call to courage. It changed how I think about myself, my family, my... read more

Breaking Mad: The Insider's Guide to Conquering Anxiety

Anna Williamson

Welcome to the therapist in your pocket. Full of anxiety-busting advice, read this book to learn how to live better and restore your confidence when panic attacks.Drawing on her own personal experiences with anxiety, therapist Anna Williamson offers easy to follow, expert guidance, alongside clinical psychologist, Dr. Reetta Newell.Breaking Mad is packed with coping methods and solutions for t... read more

Welcome to the therapist in your pocket. Full of anxiety-busting advice, read this book to learn how to live better and restore your confidence when panic attacks.Drawing on her own personal experiences with anxiety, therapist Anna Williamson offers easy to follow, expert guidance, alongside clinical psychologist, Dr. Reetta Newell.Breaking Mad is packed with coping methods and solutions for t... read more

The Path Made Clear: Discovering Your Life's Direction and Purpose

Oprah Winfrey

Everyone has a purpose. And, according to Oprah Winfrey, “Your real job in life is to figure out as soon as possible what that is, who you are meant to be, and begin to honor your calling in the best way possible.” That journey starts right here.In her latest book, The Path Made Clear, Oprah shares what she sees as a guide for activating your deepest vision of yourself, offering the framework ... read more

Everyone has a purpose. And, according to Oprah Winfrey, “Your real job in life is to figure out as soon as possible what that is, who you are meant to be, and begin to honor your calling in the best way possible.” That journey starts right here.In her latest book, The Path Made Clear, Oprah shares what she sees as a guide for activating your deepest vision of yourself, offering the framework ... read more

Butterfly: From Refugee to Olympian - My Story of Rescue, Hope, and Triumph

Yusra Mardini

The inspiring story of how one woman saved fellow refugees from drowning―and how she went on to become an Olympic swimmer.When young Syrian refugee Yusra Mardini realized her boat's engine shut down as she was traveling from Syria to Greece with other refugees, there was no hesitation: she dove into the water. Surfacing, she heard desperate prayers and sobbing from the passengers in the sinkin... read more

The inspiring story of how one woman saved fellow refugees from drowning―and how she went on to become an Olympic swimmer.When young Syrian refugee Yusra Mardini realized her boat's engine shut down as she was traveling from Syria to Greece with other refugees, there was no hesitation: she dove into the water. Surfacing, she heard desperate prayers and sobbing from the passengers in the sinkin... read more

Land of Fish and Rice: Recipes from the Culinary Heart of China

Fuchsia Dunlop

2017 Nominee for James Beard Cookbook Award: International 2017 Nominee for IACP Cookbook Award: InternationalThe lower Yangtze region, or Jiangnan, with its modern capital Shanghai, has been known since ancient times as a “land of fish and rice.” For centuries, local cooks have harvested the bounty of its lakes, rivers, fields, and mountains to create a cuisine renowned for its delicacy and b... read more

2017 Nominee for James Beard Cookbook Award: International 2017 Nominee for IACP Cookbook Award: InternationalThe lower Yangtze region, or Jiangnan, with its modern capital Shanghai, has been known since ancient times as a “land of fish and rice.” For centuries, local cooks have harvested the bounty of its lakes, rivers, fields, and mountains to create a cuisine renowned for its delicacy and b... read more

The Orchid and the Dandelion: Why Some Children Struggle and How All Can Thrive

W. Thomas Boyce MD

"Based on groundbreaking research that has the power to change the lives of countless children--and the adults who love them."--Susan Cain, author of Quiet: The Power of Introverts.A book that offers hope and a pathway to success for parents, teachers, psychologists, and child development experts coping with difficult children. In Tom Boyce's extraordinary new book, he explores the "dandelion"... read more

"Based on groundbreaking research that has the power to change the lives of countless children--and the adults who love them."--Susan Cain, author of Quiet: The Power of Introverts.A book that offers hope and a pathway to success for parents, teachers, psychologists, and child development experts coping with difficult children. In Tom Boyce's extraordinary new book, he explores the "dandelion"... read more

The Horologicon

Mark Forsyth

FROM THE AUTHOR OF THE SUNDAY TIMES NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER THE ETYMOLOGICON Mark Forsyth presents a delightfully eccentric day in the life of unusual, beautiful and forgotten English words. From uhtceare in the hours before dawn through to dream drumbles at bedtime, The Horologicon gives you the extraordinary lost words you never knew you needed. Wake up feeling rough? Then you're philogroboliz... read more

FROM THE AUTHOR OF THE SUNDAY TIMES NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER THE ETYMOLOGICON Mark Forsyth presents a delightfully eccentric day in the life of unusual, beautiful and forgotten English words. From uhtceare in the hours before dawn through to dream drumbles at bedtime, The Horologicon gives you the extraordinary lost words you never knew you needed. Wake up feeling rough? Then you're philogroboliz... read more

Out on the Land: Bushcraft Skills from the Northern Forest

Ray Mears, Lars Fält

"Fifty years into my life journey I realise that; while I love remote wild places and the peoples I meet there, it is in forests that I find the greatest joy. Of all the forests that I have explored, it is the great circumpolar Boreal forest of the North that calls to me most. Here is a landscape where bush knowledge really counts and where experience counts even more. . . This book has been t... read more

"Fifty years into my life journey I realise that; while I love remote wild places and the peoples I meet there, it is in forests that I find the greatest joy. Of all the forests that I have explored, it is the great circumpolar Boreal forest of the North that calls to me most. Here is a landscape where bush knowledge really counts and where experience counts even more. . . This book has been t... read more

Harry's Last Stand: How the World My Generation Built is Falling Down, and What We Can Do to Save It

Harry Leslie Smith

Ninety-one-year old Harry Leslie Smith became an internet sensation in late 2013 when his article for the Guardian website—"This year, I will wear a poppy for the last time"—was shared almost sixty thousand times on Facebook, attracting a huge amount of media attention.Born in 1923 in the north of England and a longtime resident of Toronto, Ontario, Leslie Smith witnessed firsthand the horrors... read more

Ninety-one-year old Harry Leslie Smith became an internet sensation in late 2013 when his article for the Guardian website—"This year, I will wear a poppy for the last time"—was shared almost sixty thousand times on Facebook, attracting a huge amount of media attention.Born in 1923 in the north of England and a longtime resident of Toronto, Ontario, Leslie Smith witnessed firsthand the horrors... read more

Stalin's General: The Life of Georgy Zhukov

Geoffrey Roberts

Widely regarded as the most accomplished general of World War II, the Soviet military legend Marshal Georgy Zhukov at last gets the full-scale biographical treatment he has long deserved. A man of indomitable will and fierce determination, Georgy Zhukov was the Soviet Union’s indispensable commander through every one of the critical turning points of World War II. It was Zhukov who saved Lenin... read more

Widely regarded as the most accomplished general of World War II, the Soviet military legend Marshal Georgy Zhukov at last gets the full-scale biographical treatment he has long deserved. A man of indomitable will and fierce determination, Georgy Zhukov was the Soviet Union’s indispensable commander through every one of the critical turning points of World War II. It was Zhukov who saved Lenin... read more

Cracked: The Unhappy Truth about Psychiatry

James Davies

An expose of the current state of psychiatry that reveals how the pursuit of pharmaceutical riches has compromised the patients' wellbeing. In an effort to enlighten a new generation about its growing reliance on psychiatry, this illuminating volume investigates why psychiatry has become the fastest-growing medical field in history; why psychiatric drugs are now more widely prescribed than eve... read more

An expose of the current state of psychiatry that reveals how the pursuit of pharmaceutical riches has compromised the patients' wellbeing. In an effort to enlighten a new generation about its growing reliance on psychiatry, this illuminating volume investigates why psychiatry has become the fastest-growing medical field in history; why psychiatric drugs are now more widely prescribed than eve... read more

The Science Magpie: Fascinating Facts, Stories, Poems, Diagrams, and Jokes Plucked from Science

Simon Flynn

"Simon Flynn's cornucopia of curious facts, anecdotes, and quotations . . . is sure to entertain and surprise."—New ScientistFrom the Large Hadron Collider rap to the sins of Isaac Newton, The Science Magpie is a compelling collection of scientific curiosities. Expand your knowledge as you view the history of the Earth on the face of a clock, tremble at the power of the Richter scale, and lear... read more

"Simon Flynn's cornucopia of curious facts, anecdotes, and quotations . . . is sure to entertain and surprise."—New ScientistFrom the Large Hadron Collider rap to the sins of Isaac Newton, The Science Magpie is a compelling collection of scientific curiosities. Expand your knowledge as you view the history of the Earth on the face of a clock, tremble at the power of the Richter scale, and lear... read more

Bobby's Open: Mr Jones and the Golf Shot that Defined a Legend

Steven Reid

NOW WITH FOREWORD BY JACK NICKLAUSThe year: 1926. Royal Lytham & St Annes Golf Club is hosting the world's oldest and most prestigious golf tournament—the British Open. A stellar field of players from both sides of the Atlantic has assembled hoping to claim victory, including Walter Hagen, Harry Vardon, and a rising young amateur from the United States, Bobby Jones.Already a winner of the US O... read more

NOW WITH FOREWORD BY JACK NICKLAUSThe year: 1926. Royal Lytham & St Annes Golf Club is hosting the world's oldest and most prestigious golf tournament—the British Open. A stellar field of players from both sides of the Atlantic has assembled hoping to claim victory, including Walter Hagen, Harry Vardon, and a rising young amateur from the United States, Bobby Jones.Already a winner of the US O... read more

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