Fiona Shoop wins the LBF eReader Survey

Fiona Shoop, Editorial Director of Golden Guides Press Ltd and G-Press, won MPS’ eReader questionnaire competition at the London Book Fair this year, much to her delight:

One of my main objectives for going to the LBF was to find a digital partnership. MPS had sent me an e-mail in the weeks before the show and I’d arranged a meeting with them. Golden Guides Press is a new publishing house specialising in fiction and adult non-fiction and we launched at the LBF which, despite the disruption of the volcano, was a very successful event in making new partnerships, both print and digital. I knew that I wanted to release all of our books as eBooks and wanted to work with a company who understood the needs of small publishers, not just those with 10+ users, who understood the importance of individual titles/authors for the publisher, plus the ability to get the eBooks to market and that’s exactly what I found with MPS.

I disappointed a few digital companies because I let them know that MPS would be handling our eBooks exclusively. That’s because of Audrey Alexander who explained everything so easily – I didn’t have to keep asking her to explain it more simply as is often the case with digital matters and I’m delighted to be working with her and Tim Corbett-Winder. It’s also important to my business that I will be working with the same person as it feels more of a personal investment by MPS in our future.

The Sony eReader is fantastic and I am so grateful to win it because I really wanted one, not just for GGP but for myself. The ash clouds kept me away from BookExpo in New York where I’d actually intended to buy one. I am now happily buying and downloading copyright-free books but the real joy will come when I download my first eBook with MPS. I have commissioned a beautifully written novel by a first time author and, with MPS’ help, we will make it a best-seller. I’m looking forward to working with a company which is just so friendly, as well as professional, and who targeted their business to suit my needs.


One Response to Fiona Shoop wins the LBF eReader Survey

  1. Rose Rummel-Eury says:


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: