Christmas Book Flood | Recommending reading


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List of advocates

This page comprises a collation of everyone who has recommended a title for inclusion in the Book Bulletin Winter 2018 catalogue. The list is displayed in alphabetical order of surname; each entry consists of the recommender’s full name, organisation and/or project, and twitter handle.

In order to appear on this list, each person has contributed at least £10.00 to the Book Bulletin Winter 2018 crowdfunding project, or to have attended the Frankfurt Book Fair (October 2017) and/or London Book Fairs (April 2018 and March 2019). At these book expos, one recommendation per person was offered for free publication in the Book Bulletin Winter 2018 catalogue in exchange for the person registering with the Jolabokaflod CIC patch at CrowdPatch. This offer has a value of £10.00 per registration.

Alphabetic index of entries

Irina Abel, Solutions Consultant, EBC Group, and Book Blogger | Book Blog: Book and Coffee: @BookAndCoffeeUK


Adams Media@adamsmedia

AMULET BOOKS@abramskids

Anushka Asthana, Podcast Presenter, The Guardian | Podcast: Today in Focus: @GuardianAnushka

Paul Atherton, Managing Director, Simple (TV) Productions Ltd (film/television): @PaulAtherton

Atria Books@AtriaBooks

Amy Baker, Author and Co-Founder, The Riffraff@riffraff_ldn

Zoe Ball, ex-Presenter, The Zoe Ball Book Club: @ZoeTheBall

Barbara Band, School Library, Reading and Literacy Consultant | Consultancy website: Barbara Band: @bcb567

Steve Barker, Technical Production Director, Associated Press Television News (APTN): @AP

Mark Richard Beaulieu, Author, Painter, Photographer | Author websites: Eleanor of Aquitaine and Artists Cookbook: @MarkRBeaulieu

James Berkery, Choreographer and Movement Director | Dance website: James Berkery; IMDb: James Berkery@jamesberkery

Peter Besson, Author, Filmmaker and Film Trailer Editor, NBCUniversal | Author website: Peter Besson; Interview: Writer’s Digest; IMDb: Peter Besson: @Peter_Besson

Adele Blair, Blogger, Kraftireader: @kraftireader

Hajni Blasko, Owner, Substance Network (Online Book Publicity Services): @SubstanceBooks

Camelia Bogdan, Senior Software Tester, Financial Coach, Practical Money Magnet, and Independent Premium Marketer, myWorld International: no Twitter account

Patricia Brachet, Coach, MIND PLUS (France): no Twitter account

Tom Bruce, Sales Representative, JWS Europe: @JWSEurope

Bill Bryson, Author | Author website: Bill Bryson: no Twitter account

Dan Calladine, Head of Media Futures, Carat Global Management | Founder, London Pop-ups: @dancall

Joanne Carlton, Self-published Author (YA fiction) | Author website: Joanne Carlton: @authorjocarlton


Center Street@centerstreet

Central Recovery Press@RecoveryPress

Ali Chemi: no Twitter account

Clare Christian, Publisher, RedDoor Publishing@RedDoorBooks

Carl Christopher-Ansari, Director, Ten Foot Giant: @CarlChristo

Jenny Colgan, Author | Author website: Jenny Colgan: @jennycolgan

Suzanne Collier, Founder and Director, @SuzanneCollier

Luke Conboye: @Someronrebel


Michele Dalla Riva, Food and Beverage Manager, Mr Truffle: @michidalla

Ed Davey, Novelist and Journalist | Author website: EM Davey; Fantastic fiction: EM Davey; Publisher website: Duckworth Publishers; Journalism website: Global Witness: @EdDavey1

Camille de Decker, President, Beta Publisher and Plan Formation: @BetaPublisher and @PlanFormation

Amerjit Deu, Actor, Voice-over Artist, Model and Producer | Talent agencies: Apollo Associates; SVS Management; Spotlight profile: Amerjit Deu; IMDb: Amerjit Deu; Mandy: Amerjit Deu credits; Voice-over profile: Damn Good Voices; Model profile: Elliott Brown Agency; Source Models: @SVSManagement

Simran Deu: no Twitter account

Jacqueline Dinas, Rights and Licensing Director, Kensington Publishing: @KensingtonBooks

Malcolm Down, Director, Malcolm Down Publishing: @malcolmdown

Craig Dudley, Actor | Showreel: Craig Dudley; Artistic Director: The Ensemble Theatre Company of New York: @TETCNY1

Nikki East, Director, artEAST Creative Communications | Co-Founder, Hull Noir: @NicolaEast1

Rosy Edwards, Author and Co-Founder, The Riffraff: @rosy_edwards

Elevation Book Publishing@ElevationBkPub

Heather Ellis, Deputy Head Teacher, The Southover Partnership, and Director, Seeds: @SeedsCreatives

David Evans, Freelance IT Consultant and Founder, 6 Questions: @Geekonomicon

Stephany Evans, Literary Agent, Ayesha Pande Literary: @firerooster

Faber & Faber@FaberBooks

Julie Farquhar, Production Manager, The Folio Society: @foliosociety

Neil Fenton, C-Suite level Financial Consultant and Director, Seeds: @neilrfenton

Fomite Press@FomitePress

Mariella Frostrup, Journalist and Broadcaster | Personal website: Mariella Online; Relationship advice column: The Guardian; Recent television programmes: Celebrity Painting Challenge (BBC One); The Truth About … The Menopause (BBC One); Recent radio programmes: Bringing Up Britain (BBC Radio 4); Open Book (BBC Radio 4); Recent podcast programmes: Books to Live By (BBC Sounds); Inheritance Tracks (BBC Sounds): @mariellaf1

Valerie Galante, Author, Interfaith Minister and Psychologist | Platform: Dr Valerie Galante: Finding Your Way: @ValGalante_ACIM

Galaxy Press@galaxypress

Gita Publishing House@DadaJPVaswani

David Goo, Musician, Writer, ‘Housewife’ | Music website: David Goo (Batov Records); Author website: Bile (Facebook): @therealdavidgoo

Christine Grant, Limited Editions Marketing Manager, The Folio Society: @foliosociety

Adam Green, Freelance Musician | Music website: Adam Green Music@TAGcontinuum

Guardian Books@guardian


Sam Hardy, Actor, Producer/Director | Personal website: Sam Hardy; Production website: Samurai Films; IMDb: Sam Hardy: @SamHardyMusic

Emma Hare, Account Director, The Bookseller: @hareembook


Rob Hastings, Deputy Features Editor, The i [online newspaper]: @robhastings

Andrew Hayward, Director, Court Publishing Services | Interview: BookMachine: no Twitter account

Susan Heads, Blogger, The Book Trail | Freelance Writer, Translator, Digital Marketer: @thebooktrailer

Liesbeth Heenk, Founder, International Online Publisher and Agent, Amsterdam Publishers: @AmsterdamPB

Nick Hennegan, Artistic Director, Writer and Producer | Artistic Director: Maverick Theatre Company; Senior Writer and Producer: London Literary Pub Crawl; Writer: The Social Club Company: @LiteraryPubs

David Hercheui, Director, Flare Construction Ltd: no Twitter account

Fabiana Hercheui, Author and Company Secretary, Flare Construction Ltd | Author website: FA Hershey: no Twitter account

Gabriel Hercheui, Student: no Twitter account


Eleanor Hudson, Campaigns Executive, Penguin General: @EllieeHud

Bev Humphrey, Literacy, School Libraries and Technology Consultant: Consultancy website: Bev Humphrey: @LibWithAttitude

Ben Hurd, Trade Marketing Director, HarperCollins Publishers: @HarperCollins

Mary-Louise Hussey, Author, Designer and Illustrator | Professional website: Alphabetville: no Twitter account


Instant Help Books@InstantHelpTeen

Ruth Jackson, Editor, YCW (Youth and Children’s Work) and Head, Youth Apologetics, Premier: @ruthjjackson

Christina Jansen, Photographer | Photography website: Christina Jansen Photography: @CJ_Pro_Photos

Melanie Kane, Author and Director, Edinburgh Hideaways | Author article: NE Connected; Professional website: Edinburgh Hideaways: @EdinHideaways

Danuta Kean, Journalist | Book News Correspondent, The Guardian; Books Editor: Mslexia: @Danoosha

Kensington Publishing@KensingtonBooks

Vikram Khagram, Data Scientist, @wizdomai

Yasmine Khera (Yasmine Trendy), Influencer, Activist, Art Director, Fashion Designer, Presenter and Actress: IMDb: Yasmine Khera (actress); Yasmine Khera (make-up): @yasminecouture_

Candide Kirk, Founder, Novellic: @CandideQuirk

Simon Krystman, Entrepreneur | Social Entrepreneur, 12R Prizes; Founder, The Smart Startup Company; Founder, IdeasPatch; Director, Brain Mind Forum; CEO, CrowdPatch CIC: @skrystman

Line Langebek, Screenwriter (film and television) | Agent: Julia Tyrrell Management; IMDb: Line Langebek Knudsen: @LenaLongstream

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers@LittleBrownYR

Liveright Publishing@LiverightPub

Lori London, Author, Voice-over Artist, Vocalist, Songwriter and Actor, Lori London Entertainment: @lorilondon13

Kirstie Long, Senior Compliance Manager: Oversight, Chubb Group of Insurance Companies: @Kirstie_Long

Long Shot Productions: @LongShotProd

Nicholas Lovell, Author, Consultant | Personal website: Nicholas Lovell; Game blog: GAMESbrief; Author: The Curve: @nicholaslovell

Jill Lubin, Author | Author website: Jill Lublin | Book website: The Profit of Kindness: @JillLublin

Anita Maguire, Project Manager and Executive Assistant: Cosmoparticle Hub, Physics and Astronomy, UCL (University College London): no Twitter account

Andrew Maitland Southern, Author and Director | Writer and Director: Unsubscribe; Creative Director, ProMOTION Engine; Writer/Director, Model Films: @UnsubscribeTV

Margaret K McElderry Books@simonteen

Jennifer McIntyre, Marketing and Rights Director and Associate Editor, South Dakota Historical Society Press: @sdhspress

Myles McMorrow, Co-Founder, Tech Circus: @TechCircus_

Morgane Meistermann, Accounts Payable Manager and Purchasing Assistant, AFA (Ateliers Fabrication Agendas): @MorganeMeisterm

Avital Miller, Author, Practitioner: Yoga, Healing and Dance | Practitioner website: Avital Miller; Author website: Healing Happens: @AvitalMiller

Mark B Miller, Agent, Mark B Miller Management and Managing Partner, Journey Publications: @MarkBMiller1

Rob Morris, Silversmith and Owner, Front Jewellery: @FrontJewellery

Darie Nani, CEO, MTN Media and Creative Director, Sovereign Magazine and The Quantum of Light: @darie_nani

Nigel Newton, Founder and Chief Executive, Bloomsbury Publishing Plc: @BloomsburyBooks

Fiona Noble, Freelance Journalist and Children’s & YA Previews Editor, The Observer and The Bookseller: @fionanoblebooks

Leena Normington, Digital Content Producer | Social Media Producer, Vintage Books; YouTube: Creator for Change Fellow 2017, and Vlogger: Leena Norms (also known as ‘Just Kiss My Frog’): @leenanorms

Jessica Norrie, Author | Author website: Jessica Norrie: @jessica_norrie

Christopher Norris, Director, Jolabokaflod CIC: @Jolabokaflod

June Norris, Retired (Human Resources Administrator), Middlesex University: no Twitter account

WW Norton & Company@wwnorton

Hannah O’Brien, Marketing Director, Harper Fiction and Avon: Interview: Curtis Brown Creative: @HannahGamon

The Overlook Press@overlookpress

Danny Parnes, Managing Director, Gregory Martin Search & Selection: @Dan0770

Gill Paul, Writer, Ghostwriter, Editor and Book Packager, Grapevine Publishing Services | Author website: Gill Paul: @GillPaulAUTHOR


Penguin Books USA: @penguinusa

Cherry Potts, Director and Publisher, Arachne Press, and Visiting Lecturer: Creative Writing, City, University of London | Author website: Cherry Potts; Course website: An Approach to Creative Writing (short course): @CherryJPotts

Quercus @QuercusBooks


Quercus Children’s Books@QuercusUSA

RED Integrative@REDIntegrative


Cara Riseborough, Talent & Training Director, Meltwater UK & Ireland: @carariseborough

John Robinson, Retired (Management Consultant) and Director, Seeds: @SeedsCreatives

Judith Robinson, Self-Employed (Further Education Tutor) and Director, Seeds: @SeedsCreatives

Leonie Roderick, SEO Journalist, The Times: @LeonieRoderick

Neil Ruckman, Storyteller, Writer, Exams Consultant and Special Needs Teacher: no Twitter account

Scholastic Inc.@Scholastic

Alyson Shipley, Wife, Mum: @houdsmum

Kylie Shore-Oliver, Operations & Administration Manager, Australia-United Kingdom Chamber of Commerce: @kshoreoliver

Simon & Schuster@SimonSchuster

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers@simonteen

Jake Shaw, Entrepreneur, Creative Director and Filmmaker | Founder, Lord Shaw; Partner, Citizen Equity; Creative Director, Shaw Shot Media; Co-Founder, Twelve Ronnies; Director of Innovation, 12R Prizes: @12rPrizes

Graeme Simsion, Author | Author website: Graeme Simsion: @GraemeSimsion

Eleni Skarpari, Songwriter, Singer, Actress | Artist website: Echo Wants Her Voice Back: @EchoWHVB

K Spellman, Amnesty International: @amnesty

Square Peg@SquarePegBooks

David Stark, Founder, Editor and Publisher, SongLink and Cuesheet: @songlink

Story-Lab Publishing@jimsignorelli

Karen Sullivan, Founder and Publisher, Orenda Books: @OrendaBooks

Martyn Swain, Musician, Composer and Managing Director, The Magical Opera Company: @martynswain2

Thames & Hudson@ThamesHudsonUSA

Three Rivers Press@CrownPublishing

Tor Books@tordotcom

Twelve Books@twelvebooks

Ionut Iulian Ungureanu, Transformational Coach | Coaching website: Ionut Coach: @ionutcoach

Viking Children’s Books@VikingChildrens

Raj Virdi, Magician: @raj_magician

Sanne Vliegenthart, Freelance Digital Producer | Consultancy: Booksandquills; YouTube channel: Booksandquills: @booksandquills

Sheridan Voysey, Writer, Speaker and Broadcaster | Media website: Sheridan Voysey: @sheridanvoysey

Celeste Ward-Best, Head of Marketing, Century: @PenguinRHUK

David Wardrop, Independent Civic and Social Organisation Professional | Chairman, United Nations Association (Westminster branch); Director, We the Peoples Film Festival; Editor,; Mentor, World G18 Somalia: @sedlescombe61

Fern Wells, Events Manager, Australia-United Kingdom Chamber of Commerce: @AusUKChamber

Tony White, Author | Author website: Tony White (Faber & Faber): @FaberBooks

Windmill Books@WindmillBooks