Welcome to the whitefox blog, featuring musings on the future of publishing and interviews with authors, publishers, agents, designers and more.

Q&A with Publishizer’s Guy Vincent

By | Digital, Publishing & Consultancy, Self publishing, Startup | No Comments

We spoke to Guy Vincent, founder of crowd-publishing startup Publishizer. Publishizer allows authors to gather pre-orders for their books in order to be matched with the publisher or publishing service providers that are best for them. Guy elaborated on the challenging initial period of setting up his business, the future of publishing and why we should be looking to data for our answers.

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Q&A with Publisher of BlueBird Imprint Carole Tonkinson

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We spoke to Carole Tonkinson, Founder and Publisher of Pan Macmillan’s Bluebird: Books for Life imprint, which focuses on self-improvement books. Before this, Carole was Publisher for Harper Nonfiction. She gave us a little insight on what she wished she’d known when she started, the massive success of Joe Wicks’ Lean in 15, and how magazine publishing affected her approach to book publishing.

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Getting Physical

By | Insight, Uncategorized | No Comments

Interesting to read last week about the positive financial results posted by Clays within the St Ives Group, and the increasing importance of self-publishing as more and more writers are interested in ordering physical printed copies of their books.

Digital still gets the pulses of those who would disintermediate racing. E = KDP = DIY success. But we all know how much more complicated publishing and spreading the word can be. Whether for marketing and PR or for selling wherever you are able, lots and lots of indie writers still want to feel a physical, professionally printed manifestation of their endeavours.

Q&A with Lambda Programme Director William Johnson

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We interviewed William Johnson, Programme Director of Lambda Literary, a New York based organisation committed to promoting and supporting LGBTQ lives within the literary world. He spoke to us about the importance of LGBTQ representation in literature, the value of the Lambda’s Writing Retreat and the ways in which LGBTQ people outside of London and New York can get support for their writing.

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Publishing Globally

By | Editing, Freelance, Insight, Network, Translation, Uncategorized | No Comments

Last month, we profiled a series of publishing freelancers and literary scenes thriving outside the pre-established centres of London and New York. London’s publishing industry, as evidenced by Stephen Page’s call to action at Derby University last month, is becoming increasingly aware of the need for an industry less concentrated in certain locations and on a certain demographic of people.

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