Just to give some examples of results achieved. However, as mentioned
throughout the site, there can never be guarantees in publishing. Sometimes,
despite best efforts, a book may not 'gel'.
History of Political Trials by John Laughland (June 2008)
Publicity to date includes:
- National television and radio - Newsnight, R4 Start the Week, R3 Nightwaves, World Service 'UK Politics', Radio 5 ‘Up all Night’, RTE’s ‘Today with Pat Kenny’
- Sunday local radio faith slots 'speed-dating'
- Reviews and comment pieces across national newspapers and magazines
- Review by John Coulter in Tribune – 12 September 2008 ‘A resounding success’
- Review by Jonathan Sumption in The Literary Review – September 2008
- Review by Peter Hitchens in the Mail on Sunday - 17th August 2008
- Review by Peter Calvocoressi in The New Statesman – 28 August 2008
‘A welcome contribution to contemporary history’
- Review by Adam LeBor in the Sunday Telegraph - 24 August 2008
- Comment in the Independent, 29 July 2008 - Read Here
- Telegraph – review Saturday 5th July
‘Show Trials Down the Ages’ by Sadaki Kadri - Read Here.
- Spectator – review by Robert Stewart 31 May - Read Here.
‘important, timely…cogently argued….invaluable’
- Guardian – Comment piece 14th June
- Waterstones core stock
- Flagship debate at the ICA - 24 July
The trial of war criminals and dictators represents one of the key outcomes of humanitarian intervention or ‘regime change’. Slobodan Milosevic and Saddam Hussein are the most recent in a long line of political leaders to have been brought before courts of law. But what kind of justice is this, and is it distinguishable from revenge? Discussing this will be John Laughland, author of A History of Political
Trials: From Charles I to Saddam Hussein, and Philippe Sands QC, author of Torture Team: Deception, Cruelty, and the Compromise of Law. The event will be chaired by writer and columnist Simon Jenkins.
- Widespread coverage on websites and in blogs, including:
- The Reading Agency - initiated the IPG's campaign to open up library events to smaller publishers as part of a block membership through the IPG. Read more about this here
Green Books (2005-7)
- Helped increase trade turnover from £40,000 to £260,000 in the space of two years.
- Secured first major catalogue deal (Lakeland).
- Secured highest-value rights deal.
- Sourced sales and distribution - Signature Book Services and Central Books.
(Sales figures verifiable by Central Books, the distributor.)
- Developed new-format sales material.
- Set up rights database and template rights contract.
- Built booktrade, media and special sales review lists.
- Set up author questionnaire.