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(It's all) About me

I’m James Spackman, a publisher and consultant. My cycling imprint, Pursuit, is part of Profile Books. I also freelance in marketing, presentation and strategy.

I regularly speak at publishing conferences, on trade marketing, cover copy and Reader Experience among other topics.

I started out in the postroom at Bloomsbury, then became their London rep, before moving on to John Murray, Hodder and Osprey Group, in sales, marketing, editorial and management roles. And I’ve used the same bag throughout.

In 2016 I founded the Spare Room Project to help non-Londoners make a start in publishing.

I’m a cycling obsessive and amateur lino printer and I can be found on Twitter @Blackpooltower and @Bookpitchdoctor