ITEM: Coffee and a chat with the Publisher of Macmillan Children’s Books, 6+ Division, to talk about getting published, or getting into publishing — OR a school visit in London or Greater London to talk about publishing (as careers advice for teens) or how a book is made, from start to finish, and all the things publishers have to consider along the way (for junior school/younger children)
DETAILS: Either Venetia will meet you in or near her office in central London at a mutually convenient time and treat you to coffee, cake and a chat about all things publishing – for those who are keen to find out how to get into editorial or children’s publishing as a career, or want to discover the best route to publication for their story or idea – or for the school visit option, she will come to your school in London or Greater London at a mutually convenient time for a classroom talk or conversation with students or a school book group on the theme of publishing or how a book is made.
BIO: Venetia has worked in children’s publishing for more than twenty years, starting at Hodder Children’s Books (now Hachette), before moving to Simon & Schuster, and now Macmillan. She has worked with many bestselling authors, including Cressida Cowell, Robert Muchamore, Darren Shan, Roddy Doyle, Philippa Gregory, Emma Donoghue, Frank Cottrell Boyce and Hilary McKay, amongst others.
WHO CAN BID: Worldwide, but visits/meetings in person are restricted to the London area – though Skype or phone calls can be arranged.