Little Island, an independent publisher of children’s literature, shares about creating and distributing products to young readers.
Staying afloat as a small independent publisher is not an easy task. Publishers have to compete against a deluge of new titles, and they are pitted against incumbents with established brands and massive resources.
In the midst of such rigorous competition, Little Island Books has achieved phenomenal success across the United Kingdom and in Ireland.
In order to learn more about their journey, Media Context speaks to founder Siobhán Paekinson, a well-known children’s author and the inaugural children’s laureate in Ireland.
We also speak to editor and production manager Matthew Parkinson-Bennett, an experienced editor who has worked with several established publishing companies, including Oxford University Press.
About Little Island Books
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About the Journalists
Tiffany Lim has worked with several notable organisations with marketing and project management, such as Cartoon Network, Bossini Singapore, and Singapore’s primary broadcaster Mediacorp. She is a journalist whose network includes executives from international organisations, such as The Walt Disney Company, Turner Broadcasting System, Nickelodeon and FUNimation.
Tiffany is a speaker who has addressed polytechnic students in Ngee Ann Polytechnic and Singapore Polytechnic. She has also spoken in educational institutions (IMDA Labs, National Library Board) and literary festivals (All In! 2018).
More details may be found on her official website.
Matthew Bates is a graduate of Ireland's Colaiste Duluaighe College of Further Education in Dublin and has more than two years worth of experience with writing and production management.
Matthew is a writer and production assistant for the animated web-series Gate Seekers (2016), a Technical Supervisor for an independent play The Return of the Ouzel Galley (2018), and he was a creative consultant for the literary series The April Fool's Apprentice (2018).