One of the hardest things for any author is getting that foot in the door with a publisher. Jo and Emma at Conker House are donating their Publishing Ready? service for one new project, be it an adult’s or children’s title. They will review your synopsis and develop it for you into a polished proposal ready to send out to publishers. The service includes some advice on the concept, market, your sample text extracts and potential publishers to approach. The aim is that you will end up with a proposal that will hopefully allow your book to get to the top of the submissions pile. Conker House Publishing Consultancy is the partnership of Emma Parkin and Jo de Vries. Emma has over 14 years’ experience working in children’s fiction and non-fiction, latterly as Group Publishing Manager for Barefoot Books UK/US and she currently also works with the children’s book charity The Pelican Post, developing inspirational projects with leading UK children’s publishers to promote reading in Africa. Jo has over 14 years’ experience working in non-fiction, latterly as Head of Specialist Publishing at The History Press and currently commissions and develops projects for a wide range of international publishers. Conker House works with a growing list of authors and publishers to nurture talent and develop ideas and manuscripts. We are passionate about promoting books that inspire and educate their readership.

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