Sophie Rochester

Sophie Rochester
Founder, The Literary Platform

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Sophie Rochester worked for publishers 4th Estate and Jonathan Cape (Random House) before moving to the digital agency GT London in 2000. She then moved to Colman Getty working on the Man Booker Prizes and the Hay Festival, before setting up her own consultancy in 2007. She founded The Literary Platform in 2010, a website dedicated to exploring new platforms for literature, which now offers consultancy services for publishers, literary organisations and digital agencies. She is also Director for Fiction Uncovered, a government-backed initiative which helps UK fiction writers find wider audiences.

Sessions

Manage Broadway South
Moderated by:
Sophie Rochester (The Literary Platform)
Panelists:
Liz Edelstein (Macmillan Publishing | Digital Marketing), Jacob Lewis (Figment ), Colleen Lindsay (Penguin Group (USA))
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 1 rating)
Join The Literary Platform's Sophie Rochester as she sits down to chat with three veterans of the literary "community" culture to explore how writing and reading communities come together, and what makes the best communities thrive. Read more.
Manage Astor Ballroom
Moderated by:
Sophie Rochester (The Literary Platform)
Panelists:
Christophe Maire (txtr), Thad McIlroy (TheFutureofPublishing.com), Brian Rich (Catalyst Investors), Valla Vakili (Small Demons), Henrik Werdelin (Prehype)
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 1 rating)
This panel of venture capitalists, private equity funders, publishing startups and established publishers whose growth was made possible through equity investments will share their experiences, offer advice to others in the same boats, and discuss the pros and cons of publishers and investors working together. Read more.
  • Publishers Weekly
  • Ingram Content Group
  • COPIA
  • codeMantra
  • Impelsys Inc.
  • SPi Global
  • Baker & Taylor
  • Blackboard
  • Bowker
  • Hewlett Packard
  • Innodata
  • Jouve North America
  • MarkLogic
  • Newgen KnowledgeWorks
  • Océ North America
  • Temis
  • Aptara
  • Atex
  • LibreDigital
  • Media Services Group
  • MarkLogic
  • Smashwords, Inc.

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