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Chris Holifield is the managing
director of WritersServices. She has
spent her working life in publishing, employed by everything from global corporations
to start-ups. Her track record includes working as editorial
director of Sphere Books, publishing director of The Bodley
Head, publishing director for the start-up of the upmarket book club, The
Preview, editorial director of Britainís biggest
book club group, BCA, and, most recently, deputy MD and
publisher of Cassell & Co. She is also currently the Director of the
Poetry Book Society.
During all of this time she has been
aware of the problems faced by writers, as publishing has changed from
an idiosyncratic cottage industry, Ďan occupation for gentlemení,
into the corporate business of today. Writers have encountered
increasing difficulty in getting their books edited or published.
Authors create the books which are the raw material for the whole
business. She believes it is time to bring them back to centre
Chas Jones is the nerd responsible
for keeping the site running. He has spent 25 years in the computer
business. He started out dusting bugs off the valves, but in time
graduated to writing software and managing projects. As a published
author with a stack of waiting-to-be-published manuscripts tucked away,
WritersServices is the answer to his silent prayer. His book 'Ordinary Heroes',
an extraordinary true story of wartime adventure,
and he has recently published a book about the
Battle of Fulford.
'Fulford the forgotten battle of 1066', published by Tempus ISBN 0752438107.(Follow
this link to order a signed copy of the book.