We know how important every author’s work is, so we have established an Editorial Advisory Panel made up of some of the most experienced figures in the UK and Irish publishing industry to advise on best practice.
Tony Morris read history at Cambridge (Scholar, Prize Double First, MA, PhD). For a decade he ran the world’s largest history list at Oxford University Press. He was a founding director of Hambledon and London (Sunday Times Small Publisher of the Year 2001-2002) and first Chief Executive of The History Press. A publishing studies examiner, lecturer and published author he is also a former Board Director of Theatre de Complicite and director of a literary agency. He was recently appointed Director of Historypin, the world’s largest open-access digital image archive, partnered by Google.
Lynette Owen is regarded as one of the world’s leading experts in publishing rights. Lynette worked for Longman/Pearson Education from 1976 to 2013, during which time she held the posts of Rights and Contracts Director and, for 12 years, Pearson Education Copyright Director. She has been awarded the London Book Fair International Lifetime Achievement Award (2003) and the inaugural Kim Scott Walwyn Award for achievement by women in publishing (2004), and in 2009 she received an OBE for Services to Publishing. She is the author of Selling Rights (Routledge, 7th edition, 2014), the industry gold standard text. She is also General Editor of and contributor to Clark’s Publishing Agreements (Bloomsbury Professional, 9th edition, 2013). Now a freelance copyright consultant, Lynette is also a member of the Board of Trustees of The Book Trade Charity and a member of the Board of the Independent Publishers’ Guild (IPG).
Fergal Tobin was Publishing Director of Gill & Macmillan, Ireland’s largest publisher, for 28 years. During that time he has served multiple times as President of the Irish Publishing Association (Publishing Ireland) and served from 2010 to 2012 as President of the Federation of European Publishers. Following his retirement from Gill & Macmillan in 2014, he now acts as consultant to Irish Times Books.