In agency news, April saw the publication of Fiona Murden’s Defining You: How to Profile Yourself and Unlock Your Full Potential (Nicholas Brealey). Since then, the book has been a #1 bestseller in key Amazon categories and has topped non-fiction charts in bookshops across the UK. This success is testament to Fiona’s insightful approach and immersive writing style – we are truly proud to represent her.
We have also been delighted to continue working with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation on their game-changing circular economy reports. ‘The circular economy opportunity for urban and industrial innovation in China’ was released in the spring and we are currently inputting on publications for the forthcoming World Economic Forum 2019 in Davos.
Another project that has been close to our hearts this year is an inspirational initiative led by Roz Savage MBE, the only woman to have ever solo rowed all the world’s oceans. In 2018, Roz turned her immense talents and energy to founding the Sisters – a network to empower women and female-led projects across the globe. We’re thrilled to be collaborating with her on the online magazine that showcases the impressive work of these extraordinary women.
Throughout the year, we’ve consulted on a variety of book titles. Jo was thrilled to commission and develop The Art of Feminism: Images that Shaped the Fight for Equality, 1857–2017 by Helena Reckitt (ed.). This month also sees the publication of another eagerly anticipated project – the expanded fifth edition of The Royal Navy Day by Day by Lt-Cdr Lawrence Phillips, which is a truly majestic guide to the rich history of the Royal Navy.
Emma has worked on a host of beautiful books for children’s publisher, Barefoot Books, including a title that feels perfect for a Christmas newsletter mention – The Chilly Penguin by Constanze von Kitzing. She was also inspired by working on The Book Tree, written by Paul Czajak and illustrated by Rashin Kheiriyeh, which is a skilful and heartwarming piece of publishing, emphasising the importance of stories and books.
We were also pleased in this centenary year to input into the early stages of Percy: A Story of 1918 by Peter Doyle and illustrated by Tim Fox-Godden. This moving book, suitable for all ages, pays tribute to the true story of a young man’s journey to the First World War battlefields and the sacrifice so many young men made in those closing days of the war.
As ever, we look forward to more creative collaborations in 2019. Please do not hesitate to get in touch if you have a project in mind that you would like to discuss with us.
Jo and Emma