I focus on providing affordable publicity campaigns for independent and self-publishers. My over twenty years experience cuts across publicity and marketing positions within publishing and new media. This includes anything from developing appropriate publicity or marketing strategies for a new title to navigating the digital space.
Involved with the planning, editing, budgeting, designing, art directing, copyediting, production managing, distributing, selling, marketing and the promotion of all books. Marketing activities include managing publicity, social media, events, advertising, web site management and direct marketing.
Responsible for all sales activities and company communications. Sales activities include the management of all international sales and distribution agencies as well as serialisation, rights and licensing. Marketing activities include managing publicity, social media, events, advertising, web site management and direct marketing.
In charge of the supervision and performance of all marketing activities and company communications including publicity, social media, syndication, advertising, web site management and direct marketing.
In charge of all marketing and publicity activities for Elsevier’s Physical and Social Science lists in the UK, the Middle East and Africa, including media relations, direct marketing, catalogues, POS and print advertising.
Responsible for the supervision of all sales and marketing activities including the management of all international sales and distribution agencies, media relations, advertising, web site management and direct marketing. Analysed and reported upon data from all sales and marketing channels to help inform strategy.
Wireplug was a serialisation platform for freelance journalists. Responsible for all sales activities and company communications. Sales activities include the management of all international sales and distribution agencies as well as serialisation, rights and licensing. Marketing activities include managing publicity, social media, events, advertising, web site management and direct marketing.
In charge of all online marketing activities as well as the editing, design, optimisation and marketing of Pan Macmillan’s web sites including those for Picador, Channel 4 Books, Film Four and Macmillan Children’s Books.
Responsible for the supervision and performance of publicity campaigns and company communications. Promoted individual Picador authors across multiple media, including organising author tours and book launches.
Responsible for the supervision and performance of all direct marketing activities including the design, copy writing. Managed tailored campaigns with direct marketing materials, catalogues, POS and print advertising.
In 1527 the Spanish conquistador Panfilo de Narvaez arrived on the coast of modern-day Florida with hundreds of settlers, and claimed the region for Spain. Almost immediately, the expedition was decimated by a combination of navigational errors, disease, starvation and fierce resistance from indigenous tribes. Within a year, only four survivors remained: three noblemen and a Moroccan slave cal... read more
Hannah Lowe's father "Chick", a half-Chinese, half-black Jamaican immigrant, worked long hours at night to support his family - except Chick was no ordinary working man. A legendary gambler, he would vanish into the shadows of East London to win at cards or dice, returning in daylight to greet the daughter whose love and respect he courted. In this poignant memoir, Lowe calls forth the unstabl... read more
Wry, satirical and bawdy, Tamer's stories are always informed by his dark view of humanity and of Syrian society in particular. Through these glimpses of corrupt, fearful lives under a violent dictatorship, it is possible to discern echoes of the storm that has brought Syria to near-disintegration. Tamer's stories explore taboos and power relations, bringing together religion, politics and sex... read more
Even against the vivid backdrop of the sixteenth-century Ottoman Empire, Esther Handali (nicknamed ‘Kiraze’ [‘Cherry’]), stood out. Widow of an Istanbul rabbi and refugee from the Spanish Inquisition, she established herself during the reign of Suleyman the Magnificent as an intermediary between the women of the sultan’s seraglio and the world outside the harem to which they were confined. Her... read more
The entity known (in one of many variants) as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has come to feature regularly in the news, and in our imaginations. The dreadful, Grand Guignol spectacle of beheadings, abductions, cages, flames and triumphalist proclamations arouses powerful emotions: disgust, rage, hatred, grief, a yearning for vengeance - and the sense that something must be done.Yet... read more
The Golden Acorn is the first book in the bestselling Jack Brenin series. When Jack Brenin finds a golden acorn lying in the grass, little does he know that it is the beginning of a thrilling and magical adventure. Just an ordinary boy, Jack has been chosen for a hugely important task, and enters a world he believed only existed in legend. Full of twists and turns, talking ravens and mischievo... read more
Glasruhen Gate is the sequel to Cooper's award winning The Golden Acorn. A brilliant action-packed fantasy novel for children aged 8-12.
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With Nora away on a vitally important mission in Annwn, Jack Brenin has to take sole responsibility for rescuing the last two dragonettes left on earth from being roasted for a Spriggan feast. Using his trusty Book of Shadows for guidance, and with his friends Camelin the raven and Timmery the bat (along with a cunningly captured Dorysk) Jack mounts a daring raid on the Spriggan stronghold ins... read more
Consumption has been for many years the fuel that drives the engine of global capitalism. The recent financial crisis has seen the West’s leading economists and policy makers urging Asia to make a conscious effort to consume more and thereby help save the global economy. This is a view shaped by conventional wisdom which conveniently refuses to acknowledge both the undesirable effects of consu... read more
A Strong Song Tows Us tells a captivating tale of action, adventure and lasting friendships. We meet some of the finest writers of the last century, including Yeats, Pound, T. S. Eliot, William Carlos Williams and Louis Zukofsky. And at the heart of Bunting’s remarkable life lies one of the greatest love stories of the twentieth century.
Questing for the perfect cut of beef, award-winning food and travel writer Mark Schatzker embarks on an odyssey to four continents, travelling thousands of miles across eight countries and working his way through more than 100 lbs of steak prepared according to dozens of techniques. The result is an impassioned, funny and remarkably enlightening study of steak and its discontents as well as it... read more
In a drab North Korean city, a seventh daughter is born to a couple longing for a son. Abandoned hours after her birth, she is eventually rescued by her grandmother. The old woman names the child Bari, after a legend telling of a forsaken princess who undertakes a quest for an elixir that will bring peace to the souls of the dead. As a young woman, frail, brave Bari escapes North Korea and tak... read more
At first glance, Jamilla and Ameena couldn’t be more different. Both are Yorkshire-born teenage girls of South Asian descent; but whereas Jamilla lives with her conservative Muslim family and is quiet, religious and academically bright, the more worldly Ameena masks her insecurity behind a brassy, bawdy persona and lives with her divorced mum.The two strike up an unlikely, fateful friendship. ... read more
It begins with an explosion. In a small American town in the 1930s, Amos - a quiet giant of a man with a heroic spirit and a troubled past - is partly blinded in a locomotive accident. Aubrey, a sheltered boy of eleven whose patrician New England family employs Amos as a handyman, rushes to his aid. As though heralding the twentieth century's worst cataclysm, this disaster inaugurates an epic ... read more
Irenie, a young girl coming of age in upstate New York, has a secret at the core of her life. Her mother – the striking, charismatic Yasmeen – disappeared five years earlier. Her father, James, a distant, eccentric academic so bewitched by his late wife, has never spoken of this gaping absence from their lives. Yasmeen is presumed dead, though Irenie has doubts. In a hidden loft space above he... read more
"A compelling tale of absurdist humour reminiscent of Bohumil Hrabal … A notable contribution to a chapter of recent history too often forgotten"—The IndependentIn the aftermath of Bangladesh's bloody war of independence in 1971, as thousands of migrants flood the capital, journalist Khaleque Biswas begins to feel the stirrings of disillusionment. The revolutionary spirit that had united the p... read more
It is the mid-1990s, and ordinary Russians are reeling from the collapse of the Soviet Union. Old habits clash with new money, and war rages between Russia and the breakaway Chechen republic.Leonid, a hard-luck truck driver, lives with his senile, military-veteran father in Moscow and ferries shipments of illicit goods all over Russia for his Mafiya bosses. He nurses a single wish: to leave be... read more
According to the archives of the Soviet Special Forces (in which he once served), Viktor Kärppä has "the look of a killer." Except he really isn't one, notwithstanding his ability to sever a man's windpipe. Despite his messy past, Kärppä now has an orderly life as an entrepreneur in Helsinki. His girlfriend Marja, an academic, also prefers a peaceful existence.Kärppä helps members of the downt... read more
Iraqi Kurdistan at the turn of the twenty-first century is a territory ruled by strongmen, revolutionaries, fixers, bureaucrats, and the "Barons" who control everything from livestock and land to Kurdish cultural life.Defying the absolute power wielded by the Barons, a band of friends led by an enigmatic poet embark on an odyssey to find the bodies of two lovers killed unjustly by the authorit... read more
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