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In Conversation with Chris Moody

July 29, 2021

Chris Moody is the founder of Bang the Drum. He has over 35+ years of experience in publishing and has worked with some of the largest UK publishers prior to going freelance and moving to working with…

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In Conversation with Rumana Yasmin

July 15, 2021

Rumana Yasmin is the founder of BokBok Books, an independent book publisher specialising in both English and Bengali children’s books. Starting the company with no industry knowledge, Rumana’s journey…

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In Conversation with Sanjee de Silva

July 1, 2021

Sanjee de Silva is a relatively recent addition to the Sweet Cherry team and comes from an amazingly diverse background – from being an accounts manager and brand manager for companies like Ralph Laur…

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In Conversation with Divia Kainth

June 25, 2021

Divia Kainth is Head of Sales and Marketing at independent children’s publisher, Sweet Cherry Publishing. The company recently took home the Small Press of the Year 2021 prize at the British Book Awar…

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In Conversation with Sade Omeje

May 27, 2021

Sade Omeje is an Editorial and Publisher’s Assistant at HarperCollins, working across the William Collins and 4th Estate divisions. A proud Mancunian, Sade completed her degree at the University of Ma…

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In Conversation with Taliha Quadri

April 29, 2021

Taliha Quadri is a British Pakistani freelance editor based in Bedfordshire, England. She has been an editor for over six years and has worked as a proofreader for Hachette, Joffe Books and Bloomsbury…

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In Conversation with Amy Wong

April 19, 2021

This week’s instalment of Publishing Insiders features Amy Wong, production controller at Bloomsbury. Originally from Lincolnshire, Amy has worked at various independent publishing houses and is the f…

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In Conversation with Katalina Watt

March 25, 2021

Katalina Watt is an author and publisher based in Edinburgh. She currently works in Audio and Digital for Canongate Books, an award-winning independent publisher, and as Audio Director for khōréō, a q…

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In the news

We love to read more about the topics our authors write about or just explore interesting news items! Here are some things that have caught our eye recently.

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‘The Umbrella Men’ fights the misbehaviour of the powerful against the weak

‘The Umbrella Men’ fights the misbehaviour of the powerful against the weak

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Modest Fashion In The US

Modest fashion shows have been a thing. The U.S. is hosting its first this fall.

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50 years ago, Jimi Hendrix’s Woodstock anthem expressed the hopes and fears of a nation

50 years ago, Jimi Hendrix’s Woodstock anthem expressed the hopes and fears of a nation

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Banana Republic is Now Selling Hijabs, But Not Everyone is Happy About It — Here’s Why

Banana Republic is Now Selling Hijabs, But Not Everyone is Happy About It — Here’s Why

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What Is Modest Fashion?

The profile of modest fashion is rising. Historically dressing conservatively has been at odds with what’s considered ‘cool’ in Western fashion trends, but more considered, covered looks are increasingly becoming more appealing to young adults.

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7 Stats About Diversity In Book Publishing That Reveal The Magnitude Of The Problem

7 Stats About Diversity In Book Publishing That Reveal The Magnitude Of The Problem

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