Henry Lord

Henry Lord – Publicist

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


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.
Biographies & Memoirs Business & Management Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits Health & Wellbeing History Parenting & Families Political Science & Current Affairs Sports & Outdoors
  • Publishers' Publicity Circle Award (2016) - Sports Book category shortlisting
  • The Times British Sports Book of the Year (2013) - commissioning and publicising the winner
  • MA (Hons) Geography, Edinburgh University

Work experience

Pan Macmillan

Sep, 2017 — Mar, 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.


Aug, 2014 — Sep, 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.

Icon Books/ Corinthian Books

Oct, 2007 — Jul, 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.


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 mi... 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 vi... 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... 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 investigat... 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 th... 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 ... 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 ... 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 bed... 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, psychol... 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 centurie... 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... 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 ... 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 fo... 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 ... 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 OD... 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 be... 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 t... 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 g... 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 ... 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... 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 dishe... read more

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