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An Audience With... Holly Ainley
An Audience With... Holly Ainley

Sun, 30 Jun



An Audience With... Holly Ainley

Holly Ainley has over 15 years experience working throughout the publishing industry as an Assistant Literary Scout, a Commissioning Editor for both independent and commercial publishers, and a Book Buyer. Ask Holly all your behind-the-scenes questions about working in the publishing industry.

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Time & Location

30 Jun 2024, 13:00 – 14:00


About the event

Holly brings enormous experience within the literature sector having worked at Jarrold Norwich, where she was Book Buyer/Manager and led on the literary events programme for the store. Prior to this Holly worked in the publishing industry, as Commissioning Editor for The Borough Press at HarperCollins and at independent publishers Myriad Editions and Nine Arches Press. She also trained at a literary scouting agency for several years and has been a bookseller for the Charleston Literary Festival in Sussex for over a decade.

Holly is currently the Head of Programmes and Creative Engagement for the National Centre for Writing and enjoys running BBC Radio Norfolk’s monthly book club on the mid-morning show.

Are you a writer who wants to in know what editors and publishers look for and how the acquisition process works? Or maybe you're looking to break into the publishing industry yourself. Submit all your behind-the-scenes questions about the publishing industry and Holly's professional journey. 


  • General Admission

    This ticket will give you live access to the event via Zoom. Ticket holders will be able to submit questions in advance, as well as during the event via the chat function. We cannot guarantee any particular question will be asked.

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