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Alison Shucksmith, Hachette NZ

Alison Shucksmith, Hachette NZ

Name: Alison Shucksmith Role: Product and Publishing Manager Company: Hachette New Zealand My first job in publishing was: Here, at Hachette as a Product Manager looking after the Orion list. Loads of years later, I still look after the Orion list, but now I also look...

Anna Bowbyes, Massey University Press

Anna Bowbyes, Massey University Press

Name: Anna Bowbyes Role: Managing Editor Company: Massey University Press My first job in publishing was: A six-month internship at HarperCollins (thanks to PANZ!), which turned into a permanent project editor role. I'm currently reading: Carl Shuker’s A Mistake. I...

Kitty & Kirsten, Reo Pēpi

Kitty & Kirsten, Reo Pēpi

Name: Ko Kitty rāua ko Kirsten māua, Nō Reo Pēpi māua / We are Kitty Brown and Kirsten Parkinson, together we are Reo Pēpi. Role: Ko te ringa toi a Kirsten-Kirsten is the illustrator. Ko te kaituhi a Kitty-Kitty is the author. Engari! Ko whakawhitiwhiti māua! However...

Olivia Nikkel, Bridget Williams Books

Olivia Nikkel, Bridget Williams Books

Name: Olivia Nikkel Role: Publishing Assistant Company: Bridget Williams Books My first job in publishing was... Thanks to a Creative New Zealand internship at BWB. I'm currently reading... The Worst Journey in the World by Apsley Cherry-Gerrard. Cherry-Gerrard was...

Zooey Neumann, Edify

Zooey Neumann, Edify

Name: Zooey Neumann Role: Content Development Company: Edify Ltd My first job in publishing was... Administrative assistant with Helen Benton and Bob Ross at Tandem Press, ca. 1999. I'm currently reading... I tried giving science fiction a go and have just finished...

Becky Innes, Allen & Unwin NZ

Becky Innes, Allen & Unwin NZ

Name: Becky Innes Role: Marketing Manager Company: Allen & Unwin NZ My first job in publishing was... Marketing Assistant at HarperCollins – although completely inexperienced I got an interview on the strength of using the word “eclectic” in my CV, and here I am...

Sandy Roydhouse, Clean Slate Press

Sandy Roydhouse, Clean Slate Press

Name: Sandy Roydhouse Role: Business Director Company: Clean Slate Press My first job in publishing was... Working for Strathmore Publishing, the original publishers of Metro and More magazines in the early 80s. They also started a magazine in opposition to the...

Malcolm Neil, Booktrack

Malcolm Neil, Booktrack

Name: Malcolm Neil Role: Business Development Company: Booktrack My first job in publishing was... Bookseller at Minotaur Books (a SF&F specialist) in Melbourne Australia in 1988. I'm currently reading... Marlborough Man by Alan Carter, and a bunch of other crime...

Erena Shingade, Allen & Unwin

Erena Shingade, Allen & Unwin

Name: Erena Shingade Role: Publicist Company: Allen & Unwin My first job in publishing was... This one! Publishing is a dream, especially after having worked in debt collection. I'm currently reading... I Love Dick by Chris Kraus. The 2017 TV adaptation is pretty...

Martha Halford, Martha Halford PR

Martha Halford, Martha Halford PR

Name: Martha HalfordRole: Head of Communication    Company: Martha HalfordPR Martha Halford is a UK-based PR professional with twenty years’experience promoting non-fiction. After overseeing the PR function at a medium-sized independent publisher of business &...