James Spackman

James Spackman is a publisher and consultant. He works with Profile Books in London to set up Pursuit, a new cycling imprint. His consultancy work covers book marketing, presentation and strategy.

Spackman started in publishing at Bloomsbury, before moving on to John Murray, Hodder & Stoughton and Osprey Group. His roles have ranged across sales, marketing, general management and editorial.

His influential studies of publishing topics including blurb, endmatter, reader experience and trade marketing can be found on his blog blackpooltower.wordpress.com.