A new year and a perfect opportunity to think about a fresh start. Whether it’s joining the digital detox craze, signing up for gym membership or, an excellent one that I heard from a friend recently, pledging to do more things that make you happy, the start of January is a wonderful time to turn … More Reading in the New Year
Conker House wishes you joy over the festive season and we look forward to working with you again in 2019! It has been another fulfilling year at Conker House, with many exciting projects, and we wanted to take a moment to share some of these with you. In agency news, April saw the publication of … More Conker House Wishes You a Happy Christmas!
Ahead of spending a day extolling the virtues of a career in publishing, I’ve been thinking how do I answer the question of what do I do and why do I do it? The first question has pretty good scope for answers, on any given day I do the following: drink coffee and eat cake … More WHY BE A PUBLISHER? BECAUSE IT MATTERS
It has been Conker House’s absolute pleasure to work with you this year. We wish you a very Happy Christmas and we look forward to collaborating with you again in the New Year. We also wanted to update you on what we have been up to and welcome you to get in touch with any … More
The irony of books being my business hit me today when I walked into my daughter’s nursery to be confronted by an array of mock-chiffon-clad princesses and a super hero. Then, it hit me – in the midst of preparing exciting new book ideas ahead of the London Book Fair in a fortnight, I’d forgotten … More World Book Day: Buy a Book from a Bookshop!
Last week, Conker House were delighted to deliver a workshop for the London Writers’ Café on the mysterious ‘Art of Editing’. As a writer, the editing process can feel very daunting as you have spent so many hours working at it and poured so much of your soul onto the page, often at great personal … More The Art of Editing: Part 2
Lately, it seems as though many people I speak to feel like hiding under the covers, whether it be in reaction to events on a global scale or the transition from warm late summer and autumn days to the cold of winter. In publishing, it is also an odd time, as everyone else starts focussing … More A TIME NOT TO HIDE, BUT TO GET CREATIVE
I’m sure I’m not alone when I watch the news and feel at a loss as to how to make a difference. My job, as a publisher, often feels a small one – I’m not saving lives, I’m not defending those I love and I’m not changing policy. Yet, when I have these moments of … More Changing the World One Book at a Time
Our last guest blogger, Amelia, got me thinking when I read her review of Swallows and Amazons – film and TV spend vast amounts of time and money re-working literary classics, but why? Possibly because media execs firmly believe that we all love a bodice and a billowing shirt (cue gratuitous use of Aidan Turner … More The Classics or the Ought-to-Reads
In all honesty, I meant to write this blog months ago, as it takes its name from a seminar I went to at this year’s London Book Fair (@LondonBookFair) but time and publishing got in the way of my best intentions. However, since I’m having my own reading nonfiction renaissance (#summerreading), I was inspired to … More The Nonfiction Renaissance