Author Archives: Amy

About Amy

22-year-old aspiring publisher/bestselling writer/wooden bookshop owner (like the one in Notting Hill). Beyond books, I like travelling, kickboxing, Sex and the City, the theatre (plays and musicals), chocolate and wine (often together), taking photographs (they're not good enough to classify this as 'photography' - though I also like looking at other people's), Flight of the Conchords, owning pretty dresses, and posters of vintage book covers.

Navigating the London Book Fair

[The Guardian] For most publishers, April 11th – 13th (and, for many, the preceeding weeks) meant only one thing: the 4oth annual London Book Fair. As a student, I was lucky enough to be able to attend all three days … Continue reading

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Re-birth

So, I’m not all that religious, but I’m pretty sure Easter has something to do with re-birth, bringing stuff back from the dead – all that jazz? Which makes it the perfect time to actually start writing this blog again. … Continue reading

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NaNoPoMo?

It’s been a while. I spectacularly missed an October bookshop of the month entry, and owe a number of literary city updates. Let’s just say that being a Publishing student is seriously hard, time-consuming work! Still, instead of doing NaNoWriMo … Continue reading

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Literary Cities: Ode to Oxford

The second installment in literary cities discusses somewhere a bit closer to home – Oxford. Continue reading

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Literary Cities: I found my art in San Francisco

The first in a series of literary city entries – a book lover’s guide to San Francisco Continue reading

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“Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.”

A celebration of one of the world’s greatest writers Continue reading

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The Importance of Reading

The 8th September was International Literacy Day. (yes I missed the boat somewhat, but it’s still important enough to write about now!) But is illiteracy still an issue, and what can we actually do to help it? Continue reading

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Bookshop of The Month: September

Find out about Daunt Books, September’s featured bookshop. Continue reading

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Read the directions and directly you will be pointed in the right direction

Exploring publishing’s ‘digital age’ Continue reading

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Much too good for children

What to make of a waltzing (and singing) Matilda? Continue reading

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