James McMullan

James McMullan

Studies at:

Convent School

Location in:

Birmingham, United Kingdom

James McMullan

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Studies at:
Convent School
Location in:
Birmingham, United Kingdom

Bio

Throughout my working career I have been either directly involved in sales or directing sales with a marketing bias. Being instrumental in initiating a powerful advertising idea for a national product through to improving the quality and content of major international brands for a major world publisher, I have had considerable input. Researching directly through universities in 1972 for market-gap material for student courses my ideas were developed to realise the most profitable Non Fiction range of titles ever produced for a major world publisher. I have been involved in public speaking on tertiary education and had the opportunity to presenting ideas to improve the method of delivering best practice teaching of our national curriculum before Lord Grise in London.

Working out of Chelsea, London, in 2002, I directed the setting up of a new publishing house organising everything from contractual issues through to producing flow charts controlling the chronological journey of books to manufacture. The tasks were varied; choosing type face and paper weights for printing; proof reading; jacket design; blurb; negotiating for, and organising, outside distribution; mail shots, etc. In my position as Sales Director my responsibilities naturally encompassed sales development and Tele-Selling training. With my marketing hat on I was fortunate in managing our publicity successfully and, with the professional assistance of publicist Fiona Marsh, saw our first paperback presented on the Richard and Judy Show. The title subsequently reached the small publishers best seller list. During my time working in London I was asked to take over the control of New European Publications, John Coleman’s Company, and pursued By Sir Richard Body to this effect.

Currently my one-man company, Archway Literary Agency, is a holding company for future successes in publishing..

Currently I have completed part one of a two part biography for which there is already Film interest.

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James has worked/studied in

  • United Kingdom

James has experience in

  • Media and Entertainment

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Work

2002 – 2006

Sales Director

Chanadon Publishing
1970 – 2000

Sales

HarperCollins Publishers

Work

2002 – 2006

Sales Director

Chanadon Publishing
1970 – 2000

Sales

HarperCollins Publishers

Achievements

  • Book on wildlife placed in school library.
  • Set up school camp and trekking club.
  • Built a franchise business in the 60's in Glasgow.
  • Instrumental in development of Modern Masters in 1971.
  • Developed bookselling in the North of Scotland.
  • Sold the complete print run of the original Good News Bible to one Scottish account.
  • Arranged Royal invites for Sir. Wm Collins through the Scottish Countryside Commission.
  • Contributed to two children's books that reached No. 1 in the Best Sellers List in 1977 and 1978.
  • Contributed two thirds of material to a children's book in 1985 which became a standard stock item in all major bookshops.
  • Attained the position of National President of the Book Publisher's Representative's Association.
  • Successfully guided Lazy Cook Mo Smith to publication.
  • Set up own literary agency.
  • Set up a new publishing company from scratch in Chelsea, London.
  • Have recently written a two volume biography which I am attempting to sell to a publisher.
  • Am still scouting at 71 years.

Additional Info

Nationality:
  • British