The Galley Club

John Mitchinson – My Life in Books (a tale in 4½ chapters)

Tuesday, 2 October 2018;  The Water Rats, Grays Inn Road, Kings Cross.

This evening, John Mitchinson talked us through the 4½ chapters of his virtual autobiography. Co-Founder & Chief Publishing Officer of Unbound, the groundbreaking [model-breaking] publishing company which puts the emphasis on the author and takes its impetus from their audience.

Unbound’s business model is a simple one: submit your title to the usual rigours of the commissioning process. If it passes muster, get enough people to commit to sponsoring your title and Unbound will step up a gear and put it into production; not only that, they will award you 50% royalties. And what success they’ve had: BAMB Readers Awards 2016 -  Book of the Year for The Good Immigrant; The Bookseller Awards 2015 for Book of the Year - The Wake; Futurebook Awards 2014 - Best Publishing Website. John Mitchinson is a writer and publisher and the co-founder of Unbound, the award-winning crowdfunding platform for books.

John helped to create the award-winning BBCTV show QI and co-wrote the best-selling series of QI books.

As a publisher, he worked in senior positions at Harvill, Orion and Cassell. Before that, he was Waterstone’s first marketing director. He is co-host of Unbound’s books podcast Backlisted (@BacklistedPod) and a Vice-President of the Hay Festival of Arts & Literature. | @unbounders   @johnmitchinson  | Skype: johnmitchinson Co-host of Backlisted - giving new life to old books | @BacklistedPod

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