• Simon Savidge

    Simon Savidge blogs at He is also chair of judges for the Green Carnation Prize (

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    Tom Williams is an associate agent at PFD and is currently working on a range of app projects with several of the company's clients.

  • Sam Missingham

    Sam Missingham is The Bookseller's head of events and marketing.

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    Lynette Owen is copyright director at Pearson. She was recently awarded an OBE for services to the publishing industry and to international trade.

  • David Grant

    David Grant worked in corporate publishing until the early nineties, before setting up a sales and marketing agency. In 2004 he set up Infinite Ideas with Richard Burton-who he


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  • Caroline Horn

    Caroline Horn is The Bookseller's Children's News editor. She will be blogging on issues and events in the children's book world.

  • Kenny Penman

    Kenny Penman is the co--owner of Forbidden Planet International and publisher at Blank Slate Books.