My career in publishing has been one graced by luck, chance and opportunity. I’ve been fortunate enough to have worked at new publishers, established publishers and with a variety of authors, literary organisations and media companies too. The one constant throughout has been change.
Two years ago I established my own company Green Lamp Media. I’ve done more than I could reasonably have hoped in that period, everything from consultancy to publishing. It has been an exceptional experience and rewarding in every way.
Now it’s time for more change.
On Monday 12th September I’ll be joining New Island as Commissioning Editor. I’m looking forward to commissioning a full list again and excited that I’ll be working for a publisher with the heritage that New Island has.
The Irish book industry has experienced several hard years and there’s no reason to expect the next few will be much better so I have no doubt this position will have challenges as well as opportunities, but I’m keen to embrace them all.
I’m delighted too that New Island has agreed to structure the position to enable me to continue editing Irish Publishing News and to work with my existing clients at Green Lamp Media. It’ll mean I’ll be as busy if not busier than ever, but that just means more fun!
Here’s to change,