With a goal of supporting and promoting ‘Latino/a/x’ people and literature in the publishing industry, a new network of book professionals formalizes the group’s activities.
‘There’s always an element of surprise and unpredictability regarding what draws people to covers,’ says Canongate art director and Rising Star Rafaela Romaya.
One third of the team swinging into Orion’s soon-to-be-launched Trapeze imprint, editor Emma Smith says ‘publishing is a huge collaborative effort.’
As we observe National Translation Month, six translators share their experiences and insights on entering the business: ‘Time, connections, luck.’
‘I’m not afraid to ask questions,’ says Meze Publishing’s Phil Turner, whose line of pre-sold cookbooks has found traction in the aisles of Waterstones and other UK bookstores.
Tech specialist Emily Labram knows the digital context of publishing’s potential and she’s spreading the word in the UK industry.
‘Readers want to feel like they’re collaborating in some way,’ according to editor Liza Thompson, who was drawn to publishing by ‘the process of creating something powerful or beautiful or fascinating.’
Illustrator, author, and campaigner Sarah McIntyre has proved a powerful voice for the past 18 months in the campaign to bring more visibility and credit to book illustrators.
Warning of ‘an inevitable cheapening of the final product,’ DK Senior Product Developer Toby Marshall calls on publishers to think about ‘how this challenge evolves.’
Trying to instill diversity into the UK publishing industry is like “working on a car while it is still running,“ says Bobby Nayyar. The answer, he asserts, can only be entrepreneurship.