How to… run a successful conference booth #workinpublishing

So, this week I've been the marketing lead for Springer Nature at EGU in Vienna. I've been in charge of the booth here, with much help from my fellow colleagues and the journal and book editors and I have learned a lot! What are my key tips for booth organisation? Prioritise key titles If you... Continue Reading →

Lily Alone: A tale of child neglect

Lily Alone by Jacqueline Wilson is an intriguing, fast-paced children's book which focuses on child neglect and the role of the mother and the eldest child within a family. While I would not recommend this as an audiobook, as Wilson's narrative is a whiny annoying voice which I didn't feel fit with the eponymous character's... Continue Reading →

The Hunger: A chilling true story

The Hunger by Alma Katsu is an intelligent and eerily written portrayal of the true events of the Donner party as they attempted to make it to California in 1846. This book chilled me to the core; it was spooky and yet all too realistic, as the individual characters and storylines wove together and tore... Continue Reading →

Lush: Hilariously charming

Lush by Gabrielle Fernie is a hilarious, feel-good memoir with incredibly relateable anecdotes which will take you back to various moments of your life, or even make you consider how similar it is to your current situation. Telling her own story, Fernie does a brilliant job of making her own life the most humorous, yet... Continue Reading →

Blog Tour: Stripey Enid

Book Spotlight Title: Stripey Enid Author: Natasha Lea Publisher: Beercott Books Publication Date: 12 June, 2018 Blurb: ‘Believe in yourself, for you are unique!’ In this ever-changing world our children are bombarded with ‘image’ driven ideals of what is accepted as normal, or what we should aspire to be. The reality is we are all... Continue Reading →

Juniper Jupiter: A Great Children’s Superhero

By Lizzy Stewart Lincoln Children’s Books ISBN: 9781786030238 Cost: £11.99 Juniper Jupiter by Lizzy Stewart is a fun, bright children’s picture book about a young female superhero who is looking for a sidekick. The story Juniper is feeling lonely, so auditions people and animals to become her sidekick. She auditions many candidates, but there is... Continue Reading →

A review of Erik The Lone Wolf

By Sarah Finn First Editions ISBN: 978-81786030108 Cost: £11.99 Story Erik The Lone Wolf by Sarah Finn is a beautifully illustrated, charming debut picture book which has been published to coincide with the 2018 Seoul Winter Olympics. Erik is a young wolf in a wolf pack. After getting annoyed with his pack one too many... Continue Reading →

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