Today, over 1,700 events are expected to take place across more than 100 countries as the #SchoolStrike4Climate movement reaches a peak in its momentum. In a letter published in The Guardian on 1 March 2019, the organisers clearly stated their aims: “We are the voiceless future of humanity. We will no longer accept this injustice. We … More “We are Rising Up”
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!
Sometimes, editors get slightly bad press. We’re the ones who worry about where the apostrophe goes and the people who actually understand when to use ‘less’ or ‘fewer’. We might even get a bit hot under the collar just because you’ve got ‘your’ and ‘you’re’ the wrong way round. Our attention to detail is what … More The Bigger Picture
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
We pride ourselves on the wide range of projects that we work on here at Conker House and that breadth of interest certainly keeps us motivated and engaged. Despite the disparate nature of current projects on our desks, it feels like quite a few of them are sending us the same message – that it’s … More Taking the Time
Last Thursday, the Conker House team were privileged enough to be part of a book launch for Fiona Murden’s new publication, Defining You (Nicholas Brealey). The Saloon Bar in The Marylebone was buzzing with people, all so excited to share this important moment with Fiona. As I travelled back from London, I found myself pondering … More What’s in a book launch?
So, LBF comes and goes for yet another year and we are left reflecting on what we have learnt from this year’s fair. When my older daughter asked me how it had gone, I found myself replying with the words, “Revitalising and exhausting”. If she’d answered one of my questions like that, I’m sure I … More London Book Fair 2018: “Revitalising and exhausting”
Through our links with The Pelican Post, we’ve enjoyed some very enriching Ghanaian encounters which we have loved blogging about. However, it’s not the only collaboration which has allowed us to share our Conker House expertise with the schools of Ghana. Last summer, we embarked on our most ambitious project yet and felt very fortunate … More Conker House in Ghana: The Sabre Trust
I should be doing so many other things today and yet I just had to ignore all the noise and share my recent encounters with Malala. Malala Yousafzai is a figure we have all been familiar with for some time now, but I hadn’t quite appreciated the depth of her bravery, the strength of her … More Malala and How We Will Change the World