I have always found solace in writing. In year 3, my pirate adventure story complete with a detailed treasure map was described as ambitious for a seven-year-old! Developing anorexia as a stress-riddled teenager, I started to write a diary – the only way my thoughts could be heard over the bossy anorexic voice which now dictated every element of my calorie-and exercise-obsessed life. And as a 20-year-old inpatient on an eating disorders unit, I found comfort in writing letters to my family and friends, my only link to the outside world which I so longed to be part of once …Read more
Want to know where Troubador staff will be out and about at trade events over the Autumn? These are the current listings – which we will keep up to date as the season progresses.
September 11th – Gardners Trade Fair (part of the Booksellers’ Association Conference)
In September, the marketing department kicked off the Autumn events season by attending the Gardners Trade Fair. This trade event, run by book wholesaler, Gardners, showcases front and backlist books to the booksellers attending the Booksellers’ Association Annual Conference. …Read more
Suhail Aziz, the author of Breakthrough: Memoir of a British-Trained Bangladeshi launched his book at the Royal Air Force Club, Mayfair, London on the 4th of September.
Here, he shares his speech from the day:
“I am very pleased to see you all here this afternoon. I extend a very warm welcome to all of you: my family members, my friends who I have known for many years; friends I made since my wife passed away: the bereavement group from St Christopher’s Hospice, the …Read more
“There is no friend as loyal as a book.” – Ernest Hemingway
Opening a new book can mean a wealth of different things; diving into a new world with an exciting story and compelling characters to get stuck into, to expanding your knowledge in a particular area with the benefit of a specialist's expertise.
If you can think of a subject, there will be a book of some kind that exists about it, and the possibilities that that opens up to readers is endless.
Sales & Marketing Manager Jonathan White attended the IPG Spring Conference, which this year was a digital event. Here he reports back on how it all went.
Troubador is part of the Independent Publisher’s Guild (IPG) which we find hugely beneficial as a way of keeping up with all that is happening in the publishing world. Twice a year the IPG holds conferences for its members. Since the start of the Pandemic, these have had to move to be online events, but they have still happened and are still a great way …Read more