After the second in her Legends of the Sky series went into paperback, Rise of the Shadow Dragons author Dr Liz Flanagan discussed her experiences of the publishing industry.
From June 2021
This event also featured Rosie Fickling (Commissioning Editor, David Fickling Books) and leading bookseller Tamsin Rosewell (Kenilworth Books).
Our panel of industry insiders had plenty to discuss: 'What was the relationship between author and editor as they worked on the Legends of the Sky series'? With around 200,000 books published in the UK each year, how does a bookseller choose one dragon fantasy novel over another? What kind of discussions go on between booksellers and publishers? Are principles and friendships between authors, publishers and booksellers important or is it, at the end of the day, really just about sales?
UCL Faculty of Arts & Humanities Blog
Taming Dragons - a Glimpse Behind the Scenes in the publishing Industry - Arts and Humanities Blog (artshumsblog.com)