Alan Samson is publisher at Weidenfeld & Nicolson, part of Orion.
Sofika Eleftheroudaki is chief executive of Greece's largest bookshop chain Eleftheroudakis.
Wenlock Books is an independent bookshop situated in a 15th century Grade II listed building in the centre of Much Wenlock in Shropshire. Wenlock Books won the Aurum Press Independent Bookseller of the Year Award in 2006. Anna Dreda is the shop's founder.
C M Rubin
C M Rubin is the author of the online series, The Global Search for Education, and is also the author of three books, including The Real Alice in Wonderland. Follow C M Rubin on Twitter: @cmrubinworld
Graham Sharpe is media relations director of William Hill, and co-founder of the William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award.
Chloe Garner is director of the Ledbury Poetry Festival and is campaigning for a woman to be appointed the next poet laureate.
Paul Munden is director of the National Association of Writers in Education (NAWE)