UCL Faculty of Arts & Humanities


Taming Dragons - a Glimpse Behind the Scenes of the publishing Industry

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

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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?

Grab your copies of Liz Flanagan's Dragon Daughter and Rise of the Shadow Dragons at independent bookshop Blackwell's right here!