There Are No Rules - talking about what publishers want with Annie Eaton

Annie Eaton disputes the label ‘legend’ – but she is one. Annie started her editorial career at Puffin in 1984. Since then she has worked as an editor and senior publisher at Transworld, Random House, PRH and Faber, and worked with authors including Jacqueline Wilson, Philip Pullman, Malorie Blackman, Siobhan Dowd and Helen Cooper. Full show notes available here:

Annie talks to Sophia about what an editor is looking for in a great story, what it was like to work with authors like Philip Pullman and Malorie Blackman, and why chemistry with an author is important. It's great to get Annie's insight into the marketing process and what a publisher is thinking when it comes to launching your book.

Thanks as always to Christopher Pett for production and editing.

Links to resources:

Before I Die by Jenny Downham:
Tales on Moon Lane:
West End Lane Books:
Muswell Hill Bookshop:

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