Introduction to publishing with James Spackman (The Publishing Conference)

24 Apr 2021 - 11.00AM

The Publishing Conference is a two-day online event for aspiring and early-career publishers, designed to make publishing more transparent and to increase accessibilty to the sector, particularly for those in the North of England where the conference would usually take place. 

Agent and publisher James Spackman will open The Publishing Conference 2021 with his introduction to the publishing industry. The talk will cover everything from how the business works and summaries of different departments and roles, to the different kinds of publishing houses out there and the various routes into publishing.

James's presentation will be live streamed to The Comma Press YouTube channel and be followed by a Q&A. You can leave your questions in the YouTube live chat function throughout the talk.

James is an alumnus of the Bloomsbury Publishing Graduate Scheme (the post room). From this stellar beginning, his publishing career progressed through sales and marketing roles at Bloomsbury, then at John Murray and Hodder & Stoughton, helping create bestsellers from authors as diverse as JK Rowling, Ben Schott, Stephen King, Freddie Flintoff and Kate Fox. He went on to be MD of Watkins, a division of Osprey Group focusing on personal development and healthy food and drink. James is Publisher of Pursuit, Profile Books’ cycling imprint, coaches book trade people in presentation skills under the brand The Book Pitch Doctor and is founder of The Spare Room Project.

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