Episode 406 – Talking business books with Meredith Norwich

Episode 406 - Talking business books with Meredith Norwich

‘For an academic book, you are looking to demonstrate that you stand on the shoulders of giants. For a practitioner book, you ARE the giant… But you’re not the first giant.’ Meredith Norwich is a senior acquisitions editor at Routledge, part of Taylor and Francis Publishing, and she has seen…

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Episode 405 – The insider’s guide to London Book Fair

Episode 405 - The insider's guide to London Book Fair

I’m just back from an exhausting, exhilarating few days at London Book Fair. My ears are still ringing slightly, my feet hurt, I need to spend a few days on my own in a darkened room and I can’t even tell you how many follow-up actions are on my to-do…

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Episode 403 – Disrupting HR with Lucy Adams

Episode 403 - Disrupting HR with Lucy Adams

“It was fantastic, just as a sheer exercise in putting something out there and being brave and saying, these are my thoughts, what does everyone else think?” Lucy Adams spends her days helping HR leaders reimagine their profession, and her classic work HR Disrupted and its sequel, The HR Change…

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Episode 400 – Ask me anything!

Episode 400 - Ask me anything!

How can I start running when I absolutely hate running? What’s your one big, albeit lesser known, tip for writing your first book? Have you tried smoked chili peanut butter yet? When I put out the call for questions for this quadricentennial episode, I could never have imagined the response.…

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Episode 398 – AI and book publishing with Sara Lloyd

Episode 398 - AI and book publishing with Sara Lloyd

“We’ve been innovating forever, before digital formats came along… in a way we have some of the natural abilities we need. We need to remember that and not be too scared when new things come along.” Publishing is an industry that runs on creativity and intellectual property. So how are…

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Episode 391 – Publishing for Business with Naren Aryal

Episode 391 - Publishing for Business with Naren Aryal

‘That book that’s for everyone is for no one, right?’ Naren Aryal is laser-focused on the business of publishing for business. In this week’s episode he talks to me about how Amplify Publishing Group developed from a single title to one of the world’s leading business imprints, the unique goals…

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Episode 389 – Social media strategies with Luan Wise

“I started where I think a good marketer should start, by asking some people to read the book and give me their feedback.” Luan Wise, a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing with over 20 years of experience in B2B and B2C sectors, is an expert on all things…

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Episode 385 – Disruption in Action with Adrian Hornsby

Episode 385 - Disruption in Action with Adrian Hornsby

‘The problem that you have here, it’s not a writing problem. It’s a thinking problem.’ When Adrian Hornsby faced the challenge of how to convey complex business information in a way that resonated with readers, he drew on his background in writing fiction for theatre to bring dense business concepts…

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Episode 384 – Motivation with Catherine Stothart

Episode 384 - Motivation with Catherine Stothart

‘Motivation is what drives your choice of what to do, and also how hard you try and how long you keep trying for.’ With a wealth of experience in coaching and training leaders from top multinational companies like Airbus, Google, and Audi, Catherine Stothart has developed a deep understanding of…

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Episode 382 – Book marketing with Karen Williams

Episode 382 - Book marketing with Karen Williams

‘I thought it was going to be a 20% update and I think the content has changed by about 80%.’ This might sound familiar to anyone who’s sat down to update their book. But this conversation isn’t just for you if you’re considering a second edition: Karen Williams is talking…

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