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BookBlast balances artistic creativity with saleability. Whether the book is commercial or literary, quality is the defining characteristic.
BookBlast offers business-to-business book doctoring and editing services from
an experienced professional bi-lingual editor as well as manuscript assessment on
structure, style, character.
BookBlast specialises in fiction, non fiction and autobiography at any stage of development and has sound knowledge of the British & French publishing industries.
Recent credits: Working as writing coach, editor and translator for The Blair Partnership with their client, Louis Saha, France and Tottenham Hotspur footballer, on his thought-provoking book, Thinking Inside the Box (Vision Sports Publishing, 1 May, 2012). First published by Anne Carrière, Paris, under the title Du Quartier Aux Etoiles (From The Neighbourhood To The Stars).
Mentoring and guiding Ashkan Kooshanejad & Negar Shaghaghi as they wrote their memoir, No One Knows About Persian Cats, for éditions Florent Massot. (April 2011 19,90€ ISBN 978-2-016546-85-8)
Her lifelong passion was for Russia and the Middle East. An inspiration to generations of writers, readers and travellers, her books include The Sabres Of Paradise and timeless classic, The Wilder Shores of Love. Her Literary Executor is Georgia de Chamberet. The Lesley Blanch Estate is represented by United Agents, e: CMacarthur@unitedagents.co.uk or Giles Smart (dramatic rights) e: firstname.lastname@example.org Translation Rights are handled by the Intercontinental Literary Agency e: Mary.Esdaile@ila-agency.co.uk
Professor Elton Mayo photographed by George Pitt Rivers
Professsor George Elton Mayo (1880-1949) is famous for the Hawthorne studies, a landmark in industrial psychology. He features in The Economist Guide to Management Ideas and Gurus by Tim Hindle (Profile Books). His literary estate is represented by BookBlast. Harvard Business School and Harvard University Press have reverted rights in titles The Social Problems of an Industrial Civilization (including The Political Problems of Industrial Civilization) and Some Notes on the Psychology of Pierre Janet.
The Human Problems of an Industrial Civilization and The Social Problems of an Industrial Civilization are in print with Routledge.
BookBlast offers B2B French-to-English translation consultancy. Recent work: a read-through of English translation of memoirs Le Lièvre de Patagonie (The Patagonian Hare) with author Claude Lanzmann (Atlantic UK/Farrar Straus Giroux, 2012) for éditions Gallimard.
BB also offers B2B French-to-English translation services. Recent work: Translating Louis Saha's Du Quartier Aux Etoiles for VSP. Sample translations for éditions Flammarion and the Lhoist Group Corporate Art collection.
Writing reader's reports for Harvill Secker and Mulcahy Conway Associates.
BookBlast has a particular commitment to international writing and ways to build a writing platform — from being showcased in print anthologies, published in translation, or being reviewed and interviewed for specialized websites.
Georgia de Chamberet’s occasional articles on culture, travel and translation; interviews and reviews have appeared online and in publications: Prospect Magazine, Times Literary Supplement, Independent, The Lady, BANIPAL; www.3ammagazine.com and www.booktrust.org.uk read more »