Bloomsbury Qatar Foundation Publishing (BQFP) was a joint venture between Bloomsbury Publishing and Qatar Foundation. The role involved developing and hand-publishing a list of prize-winning fiction and non-fiction writers, identifying talent from across the Middle East, and editing translations to the highest possible standard.
I provided maternity cover for the Publishing Director of the Women's Fiction list which included some of the global company’s highest-profile authors: Cecelia Ahern, Lauren Weisberger and Barbara Taylor Bradford. Organising, analysing and acting on market consumer research was essential in the maintenance and growth of sales for these major brand names. I was responsible for managing every part of the publishing process – from contract renewal and first structural edit to revises checking and coordinating the marketing, sales and publicity teams.
I divided my time between the women’s fiction list and the crime/thriller list – this was a perfect crash course in commercial fiction publishing. Authors worked with included China Miéville, Jeffrey Archer, Ken Follett, Wilbur Smith, David Baldacci, James Barrington, Lucy Diamond, Karen Swan, and Margaret Dickinson.
'A LOVE STORY AND AN ENTHRALLING MIX OF HISTORY AND PALESTINIAN CULTURE...RIVETING' - The Lady 'A BEAUTIFUL AND MOVING TRIBUTE TO THE ENDURING POWER OF LOVE' - Ann Weisgarber, The Personal History of Rachel Dupree He is orphaned at birth, born into displacement and chaos. He has only one thing to hold on to: a love beyond his reach that propels him forward. She is young and idealistic, and tri... read more
Hidden Light of Objects
An electrifying debut novel about what happens when the one who should love you the most becomes your worst enemy. Meet the Hurst Family. Meet Violet Hurst - 16 years old, beautiful and brilliant. So why is she being accused of being a danger to herself and others? Meet her brother Will Hurst ? the smartest and sweetest twelve-year old boy around. But does he really need all that medication he... read more
Title: About a Girl <>Binding: Paperback <>Author: Lindsey Kelk <>Publisher: Harper Collins Paperbacks
Paperback. Pub Date :2012-06-07 Pages: 336 Language: English Publisher:! HarperCollins UK The perfect London read for this summer Angela's back on home turf - and in her biggest romantic scrape yet ... Angela Clark has fallen in love with New York - and it's starting to love her back.But when she's summoned home to London. she's at risk of losing her shiny new life to never-ending English rain... read more
Title: One Hundred Names <>Binding: Paperback <>Author: Cecelia Ahern <>Publisher: Harper Collins Paperbacks
To discover the sweetest things in life, you sometimes have to lose your way...It s easy to fall in love with the beautiful town of Redstone - the locals wave and chat to each other, the shops and cafes are full of cheerful hustle and bustle. And amidst all this activity, two women believe they are getting on just fine. Francesca s boundless energy help her to take everything in her stride, in... read more
Sweeping and heartrending – the perfect summer read for fans of Victoria Hislop and Kate Morton.In many ways my life has been rather like a record of the lost and found. Perhaps all lives are like that . . .LONDON, 1986: Bequeathed an old portrait by her grandmother, Kate Darling begins to unpick the tapestry of her family’s secret history in a journey that takes her to Corsica, Paris and back... read more
A sweeping saga set around the aristocratic Ingham family of Cavendon Hall and the Swanns who serve them, set on the eve of World War 1.Two entwined families: the aristocratic Inghams and the Swanns who serve themOne stately home: Cavendon Hall, a grand imposing house nestled in the beautiful Yorkshire DalesA society beauty: Lady Daphne Ingham is the most beautiful of the Earl’s daugthers. Bei... read more
Josephine escapes poverty by coming to Kuwait from the Philippines to work as a maid, where she meets Rashid, an idealistic only son with literary aspirations. Josephine, with all the wide-eyed naivety of youth, believes she has found true love. But when she becomes pregnant, and with the rumble of war growing ever louder, Rashid bows to family and social pressure, and sends her back home with... read more
Politics enters the lives of every family in Palestine. In this literary-historical tour de force, Suad Amiry traces the lives of individual members of Palestinian families and, through them, the histories of both Palestine and the emigre Palestinian community in other countries of the Middle East. Amiry mixes nostalgia with anger while mocking Israeli doublespeak that seeks to wipe out any tr... read more
Set in the stunning, eerie Alaskan mountains, this is a love story you will never forget.Step into the home that lay empty for decades…After a family tragedy, the old Alaskan homestead lay abandoned for two decades, until the one person who need it most came looking. What Kache found was more than a house full of old memories and buried secrets: he found Nadia, who had been hiding from the wor... read more
Breaking the rules was what she liked best. That was her sport. Renegade, rebel, bad girl. Getting away with it. Pia Soto is the sexy and glamorous prima ballerina, the Brazilian bombshell who's shaking up the ballet world with her outrageous behaviour. She's wild and precocious, and she's a survivor. She's determined that no man will ever control her destiny. But ruthless financier Will Silk ... read more
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