Rachel and Simon speak with Marianne Tatepo. Currently commissioning editor for Ebury Press and Pop Press, part of Penguin Random House UK, she publishes non-fiction books, with a particular interest in lifestyle, memoir, wellbeing and food. In January 2022 she will take up a new post as publishing director at Square Peg, another PRH imprint. In June 2020 Marianne founded the Black Agents and Editors’ Group (BAE), a publishing community and mentoring network; later that year she was named as one of the 150 most influential people in British publishing by the Bookseller. In April she became the first guest editor of the magazine and was also named as one of their rising stars. We spoke to Marianne about her decision to study for a master’s degree in publishing, her experience of the industry and why she founded BAE.
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