David Shelley From Hachette Part One

May 29, 2022

Episode 177 of bookcareers.com Live

Our regular podcast episodes are on a Summer Break! In the meantime we will be replaying a few of our favourite interviews, as there is so much in them. We think you’ll enjoy them second time around.

Back in August 2021, we spoke to David Shelley, CEO of Hachette. During our extensive chat, David answered many questions and talked to us about his incredible career path from Editorial Assistant to CEO. We discussed the moments that were pivotal in his career as well as address the biggest challenge he has faced.

We then go on and talk about David’s vision for the Hachette regional offices and whether he thinks other publishers will follow Hachette out of London. Before discussing how the Changing the Story initiative and why diversity and inclusion is important.

So if you want to hear one of the most refreshing voices in book publishing listen to this episode.

Part two, covering book job transparency, careers and the future of publishing follows next week in episode 178.

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