Publishing System User Manual
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Widely scattered around the world, there are around forty people in the business working in editorial, design, sales, marketing and PR the core pictured below. Each has access to an extensive database which tracks every bit of information on every title, from contract through editorial, design, production, marketing, sales and royalties. Everyone in the business has access to the same information, and works through forums. Our main admin office is in the UK. The fastest growing imprint (Zero Books) is run from Oregon, USA. Other imprints are run from the UK, France, Ireland, and the Netherlands. Most people here, including the publishers and the MD, started off with us as authors, and migrated into getting more involved with the business. More people are added as the business grows. It is capable of indefinite extension, without increasing the central cost base. We look forward to working with new people.

Row 1, L to R: Doug Lain, Emma Gray, John Hunt, Justin Loeber, Ben Craib, Row 2, L to R: Krystina Kellingley, Mary Flatt, Stuart Davies, Maria Moloney,Tim Ward Row 3, L to R: Janice Stratton, Daniela Norris, Dominic James, Nimue Brown, Beccy Conway,  Row 4, L to R: Sarah-Beth Watkins, Trevor Greenfield,  Maria Barry,  Lisa von Fircks, Tracy Stewart.

On your "Publishing Team" page you will see a number of people allocated to your book, when it goes into production – on copyediting, proofreading, marketing, publicity, admin, cover design, text design, publishing management, etc.

Sometimes there is more than one on each, sometimes roles overlap. It varies around the imprints. All of these individuals are notified at various points in the schedule to contribute to the book. You can find the personnel of our independent sales teams listed here.

Some imprints are grouped into "clusters", on the website, for ease of marketing. So that stores, readers, etc, aren't contacted by too many people. These are run by "Publishing Managers". The large majority of everyone involved here, around five out of six, started with us as authors, and have gravitated through the business, over the years, to take on other work.

John Hunt Publishing – run by authors for authors  
BOOKS FOR WRITERS Krystina Kellingley Krystina Kellingley Krystina Kellingley
CHILDREN & YOUNG ADULT Emma Gray and Tracy Stewart Emma Gray and Tracy Stewart Emma Gray and Tracy Stewart
CHRISTIANITY Maria Barry Maria Barry Maria Barry
CULTURE & POLITICS Doug Lain Doug Lain Doug Lain
FICTION Tracy Stewart Tracy Stewart Tracy Stewart
HISTORY Sarah Watkins Sarah Watkins Sarah Watkins
MIND BODY SPIRIT Maria Barry Maria Barry Maria Barry
NON-FICTION Sarah-Beth Watkins Sarah-Beth Watkins Sarah-Beth Watkins
PAGANISM Trevor Greenfield Trevor Greenfield Trevor Greenfield.
TRANSFORMATION Tim Ward Maria Barry Maria Barry
Readers Maria Barry, Nimue Brown, Ben Craib, Joanna Demers,
  Ashley Frawley, Trevor Greenfield, John Hunt,
  Dominic James, Krystina Kellingley, Doug Lain,
  Maria Moloney, Brian Mountford, Laura Perry,
  Christopher Derick Varn, Tim Ward, Sarah-Beth Watkins, Emma Gray, Tracy Stewart, Bernardo Kastrup, Gavin Davies
Editorial Co-ordinator Andrew Wells    
Text design Stuart Davies    
Cover design Nick Welch    
SOFTWARE/IT Studio Republic    
FINANCIAL MANAGER Janice Stratton    
Marketing Manager Ben Craib    
Sales Co-ordinator Beccy Conway    
Production & Marketing Admin Mary Flatt    
Rights Lisa Von Fircks    
Awards Daniela Norris    
Events Beccy Conway    
Marketing/Publicity Manager Ben Craib    
Contacts Database Maria Barry    
Editorial Krystina Kyllingley    
Marketing & Publicity Ben Craib    
Plus several dozen other publishers, editors, proofreaders, designers, publicists, and sales reps.

Beccy Conway

Beccy oversees the editing and distribution of new John Hunt Publishing title information, as well as assisting authors with queries related to book availability and sales. She has an MA Creative Writing from the University of Chichester, and one day she will get that YA novel finished. She lives in Hampshire.


Dominic James

Dominic is Managing Director, overseeing the day-to-day operation of the business. He started with JHP as a copyeditor/proofreader in 2010, and over the years has been involved in most areas of the company including marketing, sales, distribution and running editorial. He is also the author of The Reiki Man Trilogy. He lives near Oxford, England.


Douglas Lain

Douglas Lain is the publisher of Zero Books. Based in Portland, Oregon he is also a writer whose books include the absurdist science-fiction novel After the Saucers Landed from Night Shade Books and the magical realist novel Billy Moon from Tor Books. He also writes nonfiction and is an occasional blogger for Thought Catalog and The Partially Examined Life.
Lain was the host of the philosophy podcast "Diet Soap" from 2009 through 2014 and is now the host of Zero Squared for Zero Books. He lives in Portland, USA.


John Hunt

Semi-retired, John works mainly in an advisory capacity in his eponymous company, providing reader reports and a wealth of industry experience. After getting a Double First in English at Oxford University he worked in a couple of large publishing companies, and set up his own business in 1998, in international co-editions. He has been creating radical ways of working at JHP to enable publishers and authors from around the world to work effectively together, and establishing new lists since 2003, with the launch of O Books. He wrote one of the first titles in the list, Bringing God Back to Earth, to figure out how paperback publishing works, and has recently started in fiction, with The Alaskan Chronicles. He lives in Hampshire, England.


Mary Flatt

Mary is the Print Manager. She was a botanist and previously worked for various conservation organizations. She is married with two girls, and they live in Hampshire, England..


Lisa von Fircks

Lisa works on our foreign rights. Her publishing career began in the sales force at Wiley, in the then-pioneering field of ‘special sales', as well as traditional selling to retailers and securing textbook adoptions. She later worked on international co-editions of children’s illustrated pop-up books and went on to become Rights & E-business Manager at Kogan Page. Most recently she was Senior Commissioning Editor of Finance at Macmillan. Lisa qualified as a Reiki healer in 2000. Outside of JHP and her other freelance publishing work, she is a Ceremonies Registrar.


Trevor Greenfield

Trevor is Editorial Manager, and is also publisher for the Moon Books imprint. He has MA degrees in Religious Studies and English Literature from the Universities of Sussex and Southampton. He is a published author (An Introduction to Radical Theology) and teaches Religious Studies for the Open University. He lives in West Sussex.


Janice Stratton

Janice is a chartered accountant and lives in Hampshire with her husband and two daughters. After qualifying with a large City firm she worked for the AA as management accountant for their publishing division. She then spent fourteen years as the financial controller for a travel company and has now returned to the world of publishing. She is a keen tennis player, cyclist and traveller.


Nimue Brown

Nimue is a Moon Books author with a passion for supporting other authors. A year as a press officer, and marketing experience with previous houses and projects give her a basis for the ever-evolving task of getting books in front of people. She looks after both the Moon Books and Non-Fiction blog and works on promoting Moon Books titles. Nimue is an adept at the arcane art of social networking, and a well-established blogger. She lives in Stroud, England.


Daniela Norris

Daniela is a former diplomat and political writer turned inspirational author and speaker. She is the author of four books of non-fiction and short stories, and lives with her family in Cornwall, UK. After having published three titles with John Hunt Publishing, she has now joined the JHP team, focusing on literary awards. She lives in Grilly, France.


Tim Ward

Tim is the publisher of the Changemakers imprint. He is the author of seven books, including the bestselling What the Buddha Never Taught and Savage Breast: One Man’s Search for the Goddess. His travel stories have appeared in 13 anthologies, including Traveler’s Tales Best Travel Writing 2006, 2010, 2011 and 2012. He also co-owns Intermedia Communications Training with Teresa Erickson, his wife and business partner. They live in Bethesda, Maryland, USA.


Justin Loeber

Justin converts our titles to ebooks. He lives with his wife and family in Connecticut, USA.


Krystina Kellingley

Krystina Kellingley is publisher of imprints Axis Mundi, Cosmic Egg, Our Street, Lodestone and Dodona. She is a reader, copyeditor and proofreader for John Hunt Publishing, and also heads our Extra Editorial Services department. Krystina has a First Class degree in Imaginative Writing and Literature and an MA in Creative Writing. She is the author of Mistflower the Loneliest Mouse, a children’s novel, and has had several short stories published as well as online articles on dream interpretation and other subjects. Krystina travels internationally to tutor in writing workshops as well as privately mentoring new writers of adult and children’s fiction. She is currently working on an adult supernatural fiction novel. She lives in Lancashire, in the north of England. 


Maria Barry

Maria is our senior publicist. She started work for John Hunt Publishing in 1999, bringing extensive database marketing knowledge that made her instrumental in building the Contacts database. Maria has experience working on titles in all genres. Her particular speciality is in MBS and alternative health, as this is where her own personal interests lie, but she also feels comfortable with world religions, philosophy, fiction and social/animal activism. She lives in France.


Sarah-Beth Watkins

Sarah-Beth is the Publisher of Chronos Books, JHP’s rapidly expanding History imprint. Growing up in Richmond, Surrey, Sarah-Beth began soaking up history from an early age. Her history books are Ireland's Suffragettes (The History Press), and in Chronos Books Lady Katherine Knollys: The Unacknowledged Daughter of King Henry VIII, The Tudor Brandons, and forthcoming titles Catherine of Braganza and Margaret Tudor, Queen of Scots.  She lives in County Wexford, Ireland.


Ben Craib

Ben is an integral part of the JHP PR team, running our Marketing & Publicity Department, including Extra Services, NetGalley account, as well as providing images for the Author Guide. He has a background in creative writing and loves communicating and helping others get their voice heard. As well as working for John Hunt Publishing, he looks after the online presence of Raphael's Ephemeris and works with Kdot media helping Mind/Body/Spirit authors grow their social presence. He lives in Brighton, England.


Maria Moloney

Maria Moloney Wilbrink has worked for John Hunt Publishing since 2008 and is Publisher of Our Street and Lodestone Books. She is the author of five MBS books, and a children’s novel (and has contributed to several others), edited two magazines, and has many articles published in popular MBS magazines. Over several years she has guest lectured at a UK university, travelled internationally to give talks and workshops, and taught creative writing. She has an honours degree in Imaginative Writing and Literature, and has studied both Writing and Research at postgraduate level. Maria lives in Ireland.


Nick Welch

Nick designs amazing covers across the JHP imprints. He is an award-winning graphic designer with over 25 years' experience in the publishing industry. He has worked in both the US and the UK for major book publishers and design agencies. He lives in Bath, England.


Stuart Davies

Stuart is responsible for the text design of all books across the JHP imprints. As a successful commercial artist and photographer, Stuart has designed thousands of books and was Design Editor of County Life magazine for twelve years and Art Director of Geographical magazine for two years. He is also a tonal impressionistic landscape artist. You can see his emotive and masterful work at, or Facebook, Stuart Davies Artist. He lives near Bourdeaux, France.


Emma Gray

Emma runs her own marketing and communication business from rural France. She is publicist for Our Street Books and works regularly on Mind, Body & Spirit titles, concentrating her efforts on increasing readership of JHP's books and engaging audiences via popular social media platforms. She lives in France.


Tracy Stewart

An experienced creative and commercial writer, market developer and natural networker, Tracy looks after the Fiction and Young Adult imprints for JHP. She lives in Noth, France.