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By The Bookollective Team, Jul 10 2017 12:53PM

Bookollective are delighted to welcome two new members to the team; Harriet Martin as our first intern and Lauren Noding as a freelancer! We are thrilled to have Harriet, a languages graduate, join us for the summer to learn the publishing ropes and be an extra pair of hands and eyes as we edit and promote throughout July and August; preparing for the September window of new book launches, and Frankfurt Book Fair in the Autumn. Lauren will also be joining us throughout the summer to cover workload during Aimee's maternity leave, and we look forward to helping her find her footing in the industry as a freelancer.

Harriet regularly wrote and edited for University publications and has a passion for literature. She said: "I am so thrilled to have the opportunity to work with the wonderful Bookollective team. I cannot wait to develop my editing skills, work with some exciting authors and learn more about every stage of the book publishing process."

Lauren was born and raised in London, but spent eight years living in the coastal county of Dorset. She has written for two online magazines, 'The Jupital Newspaper' and 'Writing Times'. Meanwhile, she runs her own blog 'A Writers Desires' to share her love of YA/Fantasy literature. Now working in the book industry, she relishes sharing great books with the world. She has work experience with two major publishing houses and an indie press and keeps herself well up to date with all the new social media trends.

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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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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.




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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