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Euan Adie founded Altmetric in 2011 and remains its CEO. Originally a medical genetics researcher, he got into science communication by way of academic publishing in product manager and then senior product manager roles at Nature Publishing Group, where amongst other things he worked on blog aggregation, online commenting and the Connotea online reference manager. He remains passionate about how science is practiced and communicated online.
Suzy started working in publishing in 2003 in London, where she worked for The Quarto Group and the moved to Michael O’Mara publishing across a variety of roles including sales, marketing and latterly Foreign Rights. In 2008, she then moved into publishing recruitment and is now Managing Director & Owner of Inspired Selection. Inspired Selection works with all publishers to introduce candidates for their vacancies from entry level all the way up to the top in roles such as MD and CEO. Suzy has worked across all levels of roles and can offer excellent advise and support for candidates looking to move into the publishing industry at the start of their career as well as move into higher level positions throughout their careers.
Sophia Blackwell's career has spanned academic, trade and professional publishing. Starting out as Publicity Officer for the Oxford SYP, Sophia was the London SYP's Marketing and Publicity mentor for two consecutive years. Formerly Marketing and Publicity Manager at Bloomsbury and head of marketing at The Bookseller, she currently works on lifestyle magazines and live events for a media company. Sophia is the author of three books, runs a monthly literary salon in Soho and volunteers for the charity Diversity Role Models, working with young people in schools throughout the UK to combat homophobic and transphobic attitudes. Her speaking engagements in 2017 include two Oxford colleges, Villiers Park Educational Trust, and various London companies including Havas Media, Savills and Residential Land. Sophia’s interests include coffee, vintage fashion, social mobility and anything to do with publishing.
Alan has spent twenty-five years in print publishing, first, within trade magazines in London before moving to Brussels to head-up the news design team at the Wall Street Journal Europe.
At the Wall Street Journal Europe in 1999, Alan led the European Journal’s “Millennium” redesign project, alongside world-renowned newspaper designer, and professor at Columbia University, Dr Mario Garcia.
In 2002, back in London, Alan spent time in news design at the Sunday Times and a few years with a communications agency in Canary Wharf. In 2006, he was headhunted to lead the design for US-based Crain Communication’s first launch full newspaper launch, Business Insurance Europe.
From 2010 onwards, Alan had a rewarding period in consultancy for various publishers and businesses such as Swiss Re, Qatar Re, Austrian law firm Wolf Theis, international charity SOS Children’s Villages among others. During this period he also helped found business information risk publishers, Rubicon Media.
Alan is a graduate of the University of Cardiff and the University of Law and joined Century One Publishing as its Senior Designer at Easter 2017.
In June 2017, Alan was the parliamentary candidate for the Green Party in the Amersham and Chesham constituency – in a five-way contest he finished fourth.
Alice Curry is the Founder and Publisher of Lantana Publishing, a London-based independent publishing company shortlisted for the Bologna Prize for Best Children’s Publisher of the Year 2017. A former academic lecturer and freelance editor, Alice holds a PhD in children’s literature, has published regularly in international journals, and is a frequent keynote speaker at conferences across Europe. Passionate about diverse and inclusive children’s literature and the accessibility of relevant, representative stories for children, Alice has commissioned award-winning titles from authors and illustrators in almost twenty countries. Recently, she has overseen Lantana’s entry into the US market by means of a sales and distribution partnership with Lerner Publishing Group. Alice is this year’s winner of the Kim Scott Walwyn Prize for women in publishing.
Ben Doyle holds a BA and an MA in Literature and Contemporary Literature respectively from Lancaster University. He joined Palgrave Macmillan in 2009 as an Editorial Assistant on the Literature and Theatre Studies lists and is now Publisher and Global Head of Literature for Palgrave Macmillan’s Scholarly division. Ben heads up a small team of six people which, between them, publish c. 200 books per year.
Richard Foreman is the co-founder of Endeavour Press, the UK's largest independent digital publishers. Before founding Endeavour Press Richard worked as a bookseller and also a freelance publicist and literary consultant. His clients included Simon Sebag Montefiore, William Dalrymple and Kate Williams. Richard is also a bestselling historical novelist.
Guy has worked in digital media for just over 20 years. He was first head of digital for Penguin Books in the mid-nineties and has lead digital strategies and production for television, telco and online companies in both the UK and Australia.
To Play For is his third start-up company, focused on new forms of storytelling used character-based chatbot technologies powered by artificial intelligence.
His previous productions include the current official app for the BBC drama Sherlock, transmedia projects for RTL Group, Network Ten, Channel Seven, and over 200 websites, games and apps across multiple media brands. His most recent project was the chatbot-based thriller The Suspect at www.thesuspect.com. He has a regular digital trends column for The Bookseller, and mentors student entrepreneurs at The Saïd Business School at the University of Oxford.
Jo Glanville has been an advocate for freedom of expression in the UK and internationally for a decade. She was director of English PEN and an award-winning editor of Index on Censorship. She was previously a news and documentary producer at the BBC and has written for many publications, including the London Review of Books, the Guardian, the Independent, the TLS and the Bookseller. She is currently a visiting fellow at Giessen University.
Mads is the founder of Bibblio, a content recommendation platform for publishers. The company uses machine learning to provide users with more engaging and trustworthy content suggestions. Bibblio works with platforms such as Canadian Electronic Library, Business of Fashion, Open Learn and Afar.
Prior to Bibblio, Mads spent 10 years in online media in a variety of planning and strategy roles. He started his career at goviral, where he worked closely with the founding team throughout the company’s rapid growth and sale to AOL for $96.7m.
Alison Jones is founder of Practical Inspiration Publishing, helping businesses with something to say create superb books that are deeply integrated with their wider platform. A veteran of the publishing industry, she worked for 25 years with leading companies such as Chambers, Oxford University Press and Macmillan (she was Director of Innovation Strategy at Palgrave Macmillan until she left to set up her pioneering new partnership publishing company in 2014). She also provides executive coaching, consultancy and training services to publishers and regularly speaks and blogs on the publishing industry, is on the board of the Independent Publishers Guild, and hosts The Extraordinary Business Book Club, a podcast and community for writers and readers of extraordinary business books. She has written and edited several books, most recently This Book Means Business (publishing 2017).
Alison Jones is Managing Editor for Open Access Books at Oxford University Press. She works with colleagues from all different areas of the business, from editorial to production, legal and marketing to launch new book titles which are free to read and share online. OA is a big change in the way publishers work and to be successful we have to communicate well with authors, researcher funders and librarians to deliver what they need. OA is exciting and challenging but a great area to work in if you like to feel at the forefront of change.
Prior to working at OUP, Alison worked for the University of Edinburgh as Open Access Publishing Assistant helping busy academics submit their papers to the library’s research repository and promoting OA publishing options. She graduated in 2010 with a BA (Hons) in Archaeology and Social Anthropology from the University of Manchester.
Marcel Knöchelmann is a doctoral student at the Department of Information Studies at University College London. He has extensive scholarly communication experience from various publishing projects at Wiley, De Gruyter, The Academic Book of the Future project, and Knowledge Unlatched, among others. Marcel received a 2016 SSP International Fellowship, was the 2015 John Wiley & Sons scholar, and is an alumnus of the German National Merit Foundation. His research is funded by the AHRC UK through the London Arts and Humanities Partnership. He publishes articles on Open Access and the economics of publishing on lepublikateur.de.
Ashley Lodge is a Senior Publisher at Pearson in their Schools Division. He is currently on a secondment to lead their mindfulness programme across their UK business. He is an active member of Spectrum, Pearson’s LGBT Network, and has been working with Stonewall on their LGBT Inclusive Curriculum for Secondary Schools which is being released this autumn and is sponsored by Pearson. Prior to joining Pearson Ashley was a Commissioning Editor and then the Corporate Social Responsibility Manager at HarperCollins UK where he oversaw the company’s environmental and charitable initiatives. He holds a degree in Philosophy from Southampton University and a PGCE from Cambridge University.
Stephen Lotinga is Chief Executive of the Publishers Association, joining in January 2016.
His career before publishing spanned the private and public sectors. This included working in government as Director of Communications to the Deputy Prime Minister, Executive Director of External Affairs and Strategy at PHSO and Managing Director at two large communications consultancies.
Earlier in his career he worked for the Liberal Democrats as a Senior Policy Advisor, including leading the team of advisers in 2010 who successfully guided the Party into the first coalition government in half a century. Before that he worked as DCMS Policy Adviser to Lord Foster of Bath where he was originally introduced to the world of publishing, intellectual property and the wider creative industries.
Rebecca is the Senior Editor of the Greenleaf Publishing list at Routledge. She was previously the Publishing Director at Greenleaf Publishing, where she developed and grew the list of titles and products in the fields of sustainability, responsible business and governance. Prior to this, she worked at Emerald Group Publishing. She started as a Publisher at Emerald in 1997, became Head of Editorial in 2003, Publishing Director in 2006 and Director of External Relations and Services in 2012. Prior to joining Emerald, she worked at Smith Settle Publishers and the British Journal of Radiology.
Manisha Matharu joined Penguin Random House as Resourcing Advisor just over a year ago. Her first step into publishing was a Creative Access internship with Little, Brown, which turned into a permanent Key Accounts Assistant role. A big part of her Resourcing Advisor role is championing Penguin Random House’s creative responsibility and inclusivity goals.
Chloë Rose is a Publicity Assistant at W.W.Norton & Company, and came on board with PubInterns in August 2016 when she was still job hunting. PubInterns was founded in early 2016 as a Twitter and blog to help source entry level jobs and internships, provide advice, and generally be a tool for support for those seeking a career in publishing. Now she has a slightly busier schedule and is becoming adept at juggling many things, however she always has time for job seekers and advice as she vividly remembers how hard it is. Outside of work and publishing, she enjoys eating (but not cooking), musicals, and perfecting her GIF game.
James Spackman is a publisher and consultant. He works with Profile Books as publisher of Pursuit, a new cycling imprint. Alongside this, he runs workshops on presentation and copywriting and is founder of The Spare Room Project.
A regular speaker at publishing conferences, he has given influential talks on trade marketing, cover copy and Reader Experience among other topics. His publishing career started at Bloomsbury (in the post room), then progressed with roles at John Murray, Hodder and Osprey Group. His career has involved sales, marketing, management and, most recently, editorial.
He can be found on Twitter @Blackpooltower.
Sarah Savitt is Publisher of Virago and previously worked at Headline, Faber and David Godwin Associates. On the fiction side, she has edited and published bestselling and prize-winning authors including Louise Doughty, Kate Hamer, Hanif Kureishi, Karen Rose, Sarah Schmidt and Chibundu Onuzo. In non-fiction, she has worked with authors including Lauren Graham, Sara Pascoe, Adharanand Finn and Kat Banyard. She has taught editing for Arvon, Faber Academy and Guardian Masterclasses. She is also the Chair of the Board for the feminist campaign group UK Feminista.
She can be found on Twitter @sarahsavitt.
Hannah Watson is Head of Fundraising and Development at Book Aid International, responsible for leading all of the charity's fundraising activities. Book Aid International receives no support from the government and all income is raised through the generosity of trusts and foundations, corporate and community organisations, schools and individuals. Following an MA in Egyptology and two years with Blackwell’s Academic Bookshops, Hannah began her career as an individual giving fundraiser in UK and international organisations including Gingerbread, the charity for single parents, and RedR UK. Hannah has nearly 10 years’ experience in the charity sector and was awarded her Diploma in Fundraising in 2013. From 2008 – 2011, Hannah was Individual Giving Manager at Book Aid International. She returned as Head of Fundraising and Development in February 2015.