About Book Brunch
BookBrunch is an information site and daily news service for the book industry. It is edited by Liz Thomson and Nicholas Clee, writers and journalists who are both former editors of trade journals.
Liz Thomson was on the staff of Publishing News from 1984 until its closure in July 2008; she was Associate Editor from 1998 and Editor from 2003. In addition, she has written for the Independent, Times, Listener, New Statesman and Mojo, and from 1993-95 was Literary Editor of Chic. A contributor to The New Grove Dictionary of Music & Musicians, she is also the co-editor (with David Gutman) of quasi-academic studies of John Lennon, Bob Dylan and David Bowie (Macmillan and Da Capo). She has lectured at Liverpool University's Institute of Popular Music and been a Visiting Fellow of the Open University Sixties Research Group. She broadcasts widely on radio, both in Britain and abroad. In 2011, she edited a "director's cut" of No Direction Home: The Life and Music of Bob Dylan by Robert Shelton, the late New York Times critic whose review is credited with launching Dylan's career; the book has been published around the world. Her latest book is Chickenshed: An Awfully Big Adventure (Elliott & Thompson, 2013). Photo: Shelley Craven
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Nicholas Clee was Editor of the Bookseller from 1999 to 2004, and before that was the paper's Book News Editor (1984-1999). He writes about books and the book industry for the Times, Guardian, Times Literary Supplement, and NewBooks magazine, and is Contributing Editor of the Publishers Association Statistics Yearbook. He was food columnist for the New Statesman from January 2007 to September 2008, and has also written for the Observer Sports Monthly. He has been a judge of the Booker Prize, Encore Award and Granta Best of Young British Novelists. He is the author of Don't Sweat the Aubergine: What Works in the Kitchen and Why (Short Books, 2nd edition from Black Swan in 2012) and Eclipse: The Story of the Rogue, the Madam and the Horse That Changed Racing (Bantam Press; Overlook US).
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Brigid Macleod, Managing Director, has occupied senior sales and marketing positions in publishing and bookselling. She was Sales and Marketing Director at Granta/Portobello from 2006 to 2013, and before that was Sales and Marketing Director at Nielsen BookData, working there during a doubling of revenues and then, following merger with VNU, a further doubling. In the 1990s she was Sales and Marketing Director at reference publisher Helicon, and Sales Director at Faber. She has also worked at Hatchards, the Business Bookshop, and Kogan Page. Photo: Mark Crick
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Eric Green, CEO of BookBrunch, has worked in the book industry for over 22 years. His executive responsibilities include Business Development Director of BDS, a company which he co-founded in 1994, and Managing Director of West10, a trading division within BDS. In addition, he sits on the Boards of Ehaus and Weesleekit, partially and wholly owned companies within the BDS group. Eric's areas of responsibility include IT and finance. Eric sits on a number of committees related to the book trade, and undertakes IT consultancy work.