Hi my name is Sam Missingham. I spend my time championing books and pressing them into people's hands. I have launched Lounge Books to do exactly that. I have been working at HarperCollins UK for 3 years as head of audience development. This has involved me running large-scale marketing campaigns that connect books and authors with readers. I have been lucky enough to work with wonderful authors and exceptionally talented people. Previous to HarperCollins I worked at the industry trade magazine, The Bookseller for 5 years. I ran their conferences, awards, marketing and was the co-founder of FutureBook.
I speak about book marketing all around the world, recently as keynote at the Sao Paulo book fair. I love speaking to students and mentoring people entering publishing. I also run the networking event #BoroughBookBash with a few industry friends.
I am a complete nerd for publishing and books. You can find me mostly on Twitter @samatlounge tweeting about books and publishing (I'm that predictable)
Thank you for reading this far and supporting what I'm trying to do with Lounge Books.