If you would prefer to simply send us an e-mail, the address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can also call us on 01329 311419, between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday.
Or you can write to us at our registered office address:AMS Digital Publishing Limited t/a Nudge,172 Winsley Road,Bradford-on-Avon,Wiltshire,BA15 1NY WHO WE ARE Alastair Giles, Managing Director, Agile Ideas UK Ltd & AMS-Digital-Publishing Ltd.After a short retail management career in WHSmith, Alastair survived over 15 years of corporate life in the UK & US at HarperCollins Publishers, culminating in 3 years as Group Marketing Director. He escaped in 2003 to officially ‘spend more time with his family’, only to discover that, 6 months later, the family didn’t necessarily feel the same…. As a result, he formed a specialist Marketing & Promotions agency for the publishing industry to get out of the house more.
Agile Ideas Ltd exists for one simple aim: to get more people reading. The promotions Agile runs include: The National Book Awards, The ITV Crime Thriller Awards, The British Sports Book Awards and, internationally, they also project manage the Irish Book Awards in Dublin.
In 2012, he launched AMS Digital Publishing – a more consumer-focussed company called designed to help the general reader discover not only their next read but also more interesting detail ‘beyond the cover’. In 2014, that company merged with nb/Newbooks magazine to offer a print and digital resource for readers.
When not spinning a growing number of business ‘plates’, Alastair likes to spend time with his wife, Susy, and their dog, Jasper. He’s particularly enjoying the fact that his 3 sons are now either away at work, university or travelling the world – and therefore out of his hair.
To contact Alastair – Email: email@example.com, Tel: 01225 865776 or Mobile: 0799 088 7271
Bert Wright entered the book trade at the height of the bookstore revolution with Watersones in 1985. Betweeen 1991 and 1995 he was Marketing Manager with Waterstone’s USA. Since then he has worked as a bookstore manager, marketing manager, book festival director and freelance consultant in his adoptive home of Ireland. He is currently Administrator of the Bord Gais Energy Irish Book awards, Events Curator for The Dublin Festival of History and co-curator of the literary strand of the Bram Stoker Festival. He has had a long, high profile association with Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown Council, curating the superb series of dlr Library Voices since 2008 and he was also the Events Curator for the Mountains to Sea dlr Book Festival 2009-11. In addition to his curatorial skills, he is a regular contributor to RTÉ Radio 1’s Sunday Miscellany. He reads a lot between Arsenal matches, is married with two children, and lives in Dalkey, Co Dublin.
To contact Bert – Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
After twenty years in publishing of various kinds – educational, dictionaries and trade – Guy Pringle began publishing newbooks, the magazine for readers and reading groups in 2,000. Along the way he has chaired many author events and readers days and run a reading retreat in Normandy for three years. He is a member of two reading groups and is the only man in both.
To contact Guy – Email: email@example.com
I was a subscriber to newbooks magazine before I joined the team in August 2013 and like to think this helped me get the job! What I lacked in experience I made up for with enthusiasm and it has been a real pleasure to get to know many of the other subscribers and reviewers along the way – their passion for reading and recommending has done nothing to decrease my ‘to be read’ pile but I’m not complaining. Now that we’re working in partnership with nudge-book.com I’m thrilled to be part of a bigger team helping to curate content for the website as well as the magazine. Getting to hear about all the exciting new titles coming out and deciding which would appeal to our discerning readers most makes me very happy. In my ‘spare’ time I’m working towards a degree in English Literature (of course) and I have a tenuous but book-related claim to fame…I was in the TV ad that Penguin commissioned for The Brightest Star in the Sky by Marian Keyes – a very long day in a beautiful bookshop near Westminster Abbey resulted in a split second of screen time but it was a really fun experience. My advice is to sign up to everything – you never know what opportunities might come your way.
To contact Mel – Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Danielle Bowers, Project Production Manager, Agile Ideas Ltd
After completing a degree in Media Production, Danielle worked at a college, helping students with computer programmes. After a while she went to work for Archant – a newspaper and magazine company. In 2004 she entered the book industry by joiningon book trade magazine Publishing News as their Production Assistant. She then became Production Manager working on the British Book Awards and Christmas Catalogue for independent bookshops.
Danielle joined Agile Marketing in 2008 after Publishing News stopped its trade magazine and now works from home on lots of Agile’s promotions while talking to herself and her cat Dave.
Outside of work she is mostly running around after her toddler but when she has time she enjoys reading (obviously!), travelling, eating, going to comedy shows, most sports and is a black belt in judo.
To contact Danielle – Email: Danielle@agile-ideas.com
My publishing career began in 1995 as a receptionist for Autocar Magazine. I liked the Production Department so I asked if they had a position and luckily for me they did. From there I worked my way up to Production Manager in charge of some of the UK’s leading magazines. In 2001, I was head hunted by Publishing News and became more involved with the book publishing industry which was fantastic!
I took a step back from my career in 2003 to spend more time with my newborn son and ran a friend’s boutique in London.
I was offered the opportunity to cover Danielle’s maternity leave at Agile Ideas Ltd in 2013 and leapt at the chance to be back in the industry I love. Danielle returned in 2014 and I was very fortunate to retain a position with Agile as Business Development Manager.
I am a very proud mum and owner of 4 cats!
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