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An Introduction to Bookollective

By The Bookollective Team, Oct 31 2016 04:14PM

Written by Esther Harris


Once upon a time. When you hear these four words you think Story. Adventure. Sit down, put all other thoughts to one side and let your imagination play…


At Bookollective, these are our favourite four words. They also signify the start of our new adventure together. Experienced freelancers in our own right, Aimee, Helen and I started linking up frequently on projects and at author events and noticed how our services and styles could be complimentary. The publishing industry was changing. Publishers were streamlining and outsourcing roles they’d traditionally done in-house and they were also having to admit; we don’t know it all, there ARE other ways of finding vast amounts of readers around the world. The success of self-published authors such as E L James, Lisa Genova and Hugh Howey made it impossible to deny. Their breakthroughs excited a whole wave of independent authors and publishers, who saw their chance to show their credibility too. Timing is everything and we asked ourselves: why don’t we see if this ‘new wave’ would like to work with a book editor, book designer and book publicist in a more streamlined and cohesive way? We could provide them with all the quality and imaginative promotional services they want – but without the stress and overhead. It turns out they did. Bookollective is the joining of our three narratives and the start of a whole new chapter together.


It’s a really exciting time for us and the response so far has been over-whelmingly positive. We are full of anticipation to bring something new to the world of books at a really interesting time for the sector – as the industry finally REALLY wakes up. We are thrilled to add our talents into the mix. We have an instinctive understanding of how to build an author’s book and brand, and keep it alive long after publication. We look forward to meeting you on our journey.


If you have any questions about our team, our services or would like to discuss working with us, please get in touch or follow us on Twitter and Facebook.



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Esther

 

Favourite book:

To Kill A Mockingbird 

by Harper Lee

 

Best tip for authors:

Tell me your life story. It's the personal ups and downs and how you've overcome them that sometimes help us pitch you and the book.

 

Publishing career highlight:

My first byline in The Mirror and ghost writing a newspaper feature for a client that saw her get a phone call from the Defence Secretary saying how impressed he was.

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Our aim for the Bookollective blog is to provide honest and informative articles to help everyone within the industry and book world. Our team will regularly contribute articles, but we will also invite guest bloggers. If you would like to guest blog for us, get in touch via the contact page.

 

You can also find out a little more about our team below!

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Aimee

 

Favourite book:

Pride and Prejudice 

by Jane Austen

 

Best tip for authors:

Good design is good business; it builds your brand and conveys professionalism. As an author, your book is your business; don't let your hard work down with poor presentation.

 

Publishing career highlight:

Getting my first award for cover design! It's always an amazing feeling when you're acknowledged for doing something you love.

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Helen

 

Favourite book:

The Tiger Who Came

to Tea by Judith Kerr

 

Best tip for authors:

You are unique and so is your book, so create a unique publicity campaign that suits you. Most importantly, don’t quit - I always tell my authors that writing their book is actually the ‘easy’ bit, promotion takes patience and determination.

 

Publishing career highlight:

I was proud to be selected as a finalist in the Publisher’s Publicity Circle Awards for one of my paperback non-fiction campaigns, but my career highlight has to be winning the title of Young Business Person of the Year at the Inspire Business Awards.

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