Back in May we blogged about an up and coming trip for a member of the Conker House team to Ghana to see the benefits and impact of ProjectKALA, an initiative run by The Pelican Post to improve access to native languages in African countries. The year then ran away with us somewhat, but it … More Conker House in Ghana: storytelling brought to life!
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
One aspect of our work here at Conker House which has both surprised and delighted us is the range and breadth of material that we are immersed in. Our collaboration with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation has found us delving into topics as diverse as textiles, plastics and urban and agricultural regeneration. We have found their … More What’s in a hashtag? #NewPlasticsEconomy
It seems as though we’re working our way through the Waterstones Book of the Year Shortlist having discussed The Lost Words last week and moving onto The Book of Dust today. Before anyone gets too nervous about spoilers, don’t worry, there aren’t any here – instead of exploring the book itself, we wanted to investigate … More The Book of Dust
Given our recent lack of blog posts, this seems like an apt title to restart with. However, we have not so much been lost for words but lost in words with some rather major projects on our desks which we are gradually emerging from. And what better way to emerge than with this gem of … More The Lost Words
As we’ve discussed on our blog before, Conker House is proud to have strong links with the charity, The Pelican Post. At the moment, The Pelican Post is running a particularly exciting initiative known as ProjectKALA – Keeping African Languages Alive. Launched back in November 2015, we have now translated, printed and shipped 3,000 bilingual … More Conker House in Ghana
Earlier this week, we enjoyed another stimulating evening at the London Writers’ Café giving tips on how to pitch your book to agents and publishers. We’ve spent most of our working careers either presenting books to acquisitions meetings in publishing houses, to sales teams or as agents to publishers. We love sharing this knowledge to … More The Art of Pitching
All sorts of books cross our desks here at Conker House Publishing Consultancy, but what unites them all is writing that is genuinely thought-provoking and encourages its readers to see the world from a different perspective. It’s exactly what we look for in the reading we do in our spare time too and it’s just … More Seeing the World from a Different Perspective: Rivers Run by Kevin Parr
As the publishing world returns to a semblance of normality after the buzz of London Book Fair, we’re thinking about books again here at Conker House. Our last post posed the question: Do Adults Need World Book Day too? Having seen the many beautiful publications on a myriad of stands around Olympia last week, I felt the need to return to … More London Book Fair: Beautiful Books for Us All
World Book Day got me thinking – about books, about literacy and about much more. The exciting thing is that it’s working, on a micro scale at least. I posted a picture of my girls dressed up as Elenna from Beast Quest and the Lady of Rohan from The Lord of the Rings. Soon a … More Do Adults Need World Book Day too?