Thursday, 22 December 2011
'Women in Publishing' Winner Announced
Leila Dewji, who set up Acorn Independent Press with her brother Ali just over a year ago, has won Women in Publishing's New Venture Award
Acorn is a digital-age self-publishing company which provides editorial, design and publication services including ebook conversion, marketing and PR. Acorn also launched the first Bromley Literature Festival, a community event which innovatively showcased Acorn authors.
'This has been a crazy year,' said Leila. 'We've worked very hard to get Acorn off the ground. When you start a new business you never quite know how your first year is going to go, especially in an emerging market, but we've had lots of lovely surprises and built relationships with some amazing authors and agents alike. This is the perfect way to round off our first year.'