From the Vault: Publishing Interviews

1st February 2022
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11th August 2022

A collection of ten interviews with publishing industry professionals carried out by award-winning author Claire Fuller.

Claire Fuller

What exactly does a publicist do? How are book covers designed? What makes an agent stop and read a manuscript?

We've looked into the W&A vault and collated this interview series carried out by author Claire Fuller. Each conversation focuses on a different role within publishing, and offers insight into what these different jobs entail. Click on each of the links below to be taken to the interview, and we hope the series as a whole allows you to form a greater understanding of wider publishing process.


The Agency Reader

The Literary Agent

The Publishing Director

The Editor

The Translator

The Art Director

The Copy-Editor

The Foreign Rights Agent

Head of Sales

The Publicist


Claire Fuller is the author of four novels: Our Endless Numbered Days, Swimming Lessons, Bitter Orange, and Unsettled Ground. Visit her website, where each of these articles first appeared. 

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