I was Senior Publicity Manager for John Murray Press. My particular focus was on non fiction books (history, business, self help, biography, and 'ideas' books) and literary fiction.
• Running a successful author visit for Laszlo Bock: Head of People Operations at Google, and author of Work Rules!: Insights from Inside Google that will Transform how you Live and Lead. Laszlo was interviewed for the Guardian, various BBC outlets, key business press, spoke to hundreds of students at the London School of Economics as well as influential business groups at a London Business Forum event.
• Turning authors into bestsellers and turning their books into news stories: Rolf Dobelli, author of The Art of Thinking Clearly. As part of his campaign I organized a visit to the Guardian offices where he gave a talk to the Guardian staff on why news is bad for you. This turned into Rolf writing an article which was shared over 115,000 times, and led to further interviews in the press and broadcast media.
• Winning pitches: I was been part of a successful team to win books at auction. These have included securing the books of Susan Calman, Trevor Noah, Costa book award nominee Susan Beale, and Eric Schmidt of Google.
• Launching new lists: in February 2015 we launched a new list within the John Murray Press imprint: JM Originals. Coverage included trade press and reviews across the board from the Sunday Times to the Daily Mail, Spectator and Guardian.
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERWALL STREET JOURNAL BESTSELLER The Globe and Mail Top Leadership and Management BookForbes Top Creative Leadership BookFrom the visionary head of Google's innovative People Operations comes a groundbreaking inquiry into the philosophy of work-and a blueprint for attracting the most spectacular talent to your business and ensuring that they succeed. "We spend more time ... read more
The acclaimed author of Founding Gardeners reveals the forgotten life of Alexander von Humboldt, the visionary German naturalist whose ideas changed the way we see the natural world—and in the process created modern environmentalism.NATIONAL BEST SELLEROne of the New York Times 10 Best Books of the YearWinner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, The James Wright Award for Nature Writing, the C... read more
SHORTLISTED FOR THE COSTA FIRST NOVEL AWARD 2016 'I fell into The Good Guy hook, line and sinker . . . utterly captivating' Last Word Review A summer of love and deceit in 1960s New England. Abigail has everything she's meant to want: a handsome, successful husband, a beautiful baby daughter, and a house in the suburbs. Inside, however, she's in turmoil: awkward with her neighbors, exhausted b... read more
The Art of Thinking Clearly by world-class thinker and entrepreneur Rolf Dobelli is an eye-opening look at human psychology and reasoning — essential reading for anyone who wants to avoid “cognitive errors” and make better choices in all aspects of their lives.Have you ever: Invested time in something that, with hindsight, just wasn’t worth it? Or continued doing something you knew was bad for... read more
A pandemic called 'The Sweats' is sweeping the globe. London is a city in crisis. Hospitals begin to fill with the dead and dying, but Stevie Flint is convinced that the sudden death of her boyfriend Dr Simon Sharkey was not from natural causes. As roads out of London become gridlocked with people fleeing infection, Stevie's search for Simon's killers takes her in the opposite direction, into ... read more
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Over 20 years experience managing successful sales, marketing and publicity campaigns. I work on a day rate or payment-by-results basis.
A seasoned publicist and editor with nearly 20 years experience working in the UK book trade, and an established literary event programmer.