Sam Missingham is the founder of the book marketing community, The Empowered Author. She is passionate about supporting authors by demystifying publishing and empowering them throughout their writing careers, irrespective of the publishing route they choose.

She recently launched a freelancers directory, called Services For Authors to help authors find editors, typesetters, publicists, coaches and more to support them and their books.

Previous to this, Sam was Head of Audience Development at HarperCollins for 4 years where she ran large-scale marketing campaigns across the business. And before that, she was Head of Events and Marketing at The Bookseller, where she co-founded FutureBook, ran the Book Industry Awards and The Bookseller’s conference programmes.

She is a self-declared publishing nerd and is particularly passionate about innovation and creative marketing in publishing. If you would like to contact Sam, email her at: [email protected]