1 What's your company called?
2 What do you publish?
Children’s books—from picture books up to Young Adult.
3 What's the story of the company?
It began in 2013 with a book that landed on my desk from a Japanese illustrator called A Tale of Two Socks. It was irresistible.
4 How's business?
Getting good—but it has taken four years.
5 What do you enjoy about being independent?
Being free to work with like-minded colleagues and to choose my own path.
6 What do you think is the biggest single issue in publishing right now?
Anything that begins with the letter ‘c’: costs increasing, currency fluctuations, councils cutting out libraries, children not being given enough support in reading by government.
7 What one piece of advice would you give to a fellow independent just starting out?
Be brave. But make sure you are clear about your USP.
8 What do you get out of belonging to the IPG?
Contacts and friends. It’s early days for me but there seem to be connections everywhere through the IPG.