Category Archives: Publishing

OUP ‘bans’ pigs in books. Except not for the reasons you think.

Before I start this little rant, I need to make sure everybody knows a few things about how children’s publishing works. Here we go: Illustrated publishing (including children’s publishing) runs on co-editions. A co-edition is where two or more editions … Continue reading

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New job!

I have a new job! I’m going to be Foreign Rights Associate for excellent Toronto-based literary agency The Rights Factory, who handle rights for a whole heap of great people, including one of my favourite Canadian authors, Andrew Kaufman (if … Continue reading

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In three weeks’ time, I will be on a plane to Vancouver. I will not be coming back to the UK for…a while. Those of you who follow me on Twitter may have heard about my move to Canada already. … Continue reading

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Sales & Marketing is not The Dark Side.

As I mentioned briefly a couple of posts ago, one of the things that can be quite irritating about being a publishing-type person in a room full of translators is the amount of ire that gets directed at the publishing … Continue reading

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In between

One of the things I really loved about Summer School was the chance to hear so many other people’s ‘how/why I got into translation’ stories. We’re all so different – some of us grew up speaking more than one language … Continue reading

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