I'm a book trade professional with over 20 years experience and have worked within both the retail and publishing side of the industry to a senior level across a variety of roles. Companies I have worked for include Ottakar's, Waterstones, Faber & Faber and Black & White Publishing. I have always been a great advocate of fostering talent and take pride in preparing an author's work to give them the best possible chance of realising their potential and reaching their audience.
I offer a range of services from editorial assessment and development of your work to insight into current market trends, including advice on sales and marketing.
Responsibility for acquiring and preparing a range of fiction for the list.
Carried out structural edits for existing titles.
Advised on marketing, publicity and packaging for titles prior to publication.
Presentation of Faber and Faber and Faber Factory Plus list to key UK retail accounts including Amazon, Waterstones and WH Smith.
Preparation of sales analysis including internal reports and UK market trends utilising Nielsen Bookscan data.
Regular involvement in the acquisition process. Reading manuscripts and liaising with the editorial team, particularly within crime and literary fiction genres.
Responsibility for day to day strategy, direction and performance of the head office fiction buying team across all fiction genres, both backlist and new titles.
Tasked with the creation and maintenance of company-wide backlist range across all adult genres.
It is 1576 and Venice is in chaos, ravaged by plague and overrun by crime.In the midst of the anarchy we find those brave souls who have chosen not to flee the city. Titian, most celebrated of Venetian painters, his health failing badly. Sebastiano, a gondolier who is the eyes and ears of the corrupted and crumbling city. And Tullia, the most notorious courtesan of the age, who must fight to r... read more
To have and to hold, for better, for worseAli Devlin isn’t the type of woman to have an affair…But as her marriage to her childhood sweetheart Colin turns bitter, she begins to rediscover the woman she once was. She seeks solace from her toxic relationship by throwing herself into a new job that she loves, by confiding in her best friend Corina and, most dangerously of all, by spending more an... read more
Nestled among cherry trees in a picturesque country garden, the Gingerbread House resembles an illustration from an old-world storybook. But beware! For in the fairy-tale, that’s where the witch lives...Away from the city, with no distractions, the Gingerbread House seems like the perfect place to start work on a novel. That’s what former advertising copywriter Tess thinks when she goes there ... read more
An unsolved murder. A community turned against each other. A killer close to home...Katie Taylor is the perfect student. She’s bright and funny, she has a boyfriend who adores her and there are only a few months left of school before she can swap Banktoun for the bright lights of London. Life gets even better when she has an unexpected win on a scratch card. But then Katie’s luck runs out.Her ... read more
There was a story Jahir used to tell me. About how the first humans were born with wings. Can you imagine what that would be like? To fly anywhere in the world without worrying about having the right papers?Mico has left his family, his home, his future. Setting out in search of a better life, he instead finds himself navigating one of the world’s most inhospitable environments – the Jungle. F... read more
Approaching 80, frail and alone, a remarkable man makes the journey from his sheltered home in England to Berlin to meet his granddaughter. He has six days left to live and must relate his life story before he dies...His life has been rich and full. He has witnessed firsthand the rise of the Nazis, experienced heartrending family tragedy, fought in the German army, been interred in a POW camp ... read more
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Edited over 100 fiction and non-fiction titles, including Prime Minister's Prize, The Age and various Premiers' literary award winners.
Experienced editor specialising in science fiction, horror and YA fiction – offering MS assessment, structural editing and copyediting.