Justin Somper

Job TitleIndependent book publicist and children’s author

Company NameIndependent


Justin Somper has worked in the publishing industry for 21 years. In 1998, he established the consultancy just so and is a PR and Marketing consultant with a particular specialism in working with children's authors and brands, including Roald Dahl, Anthony Horowitz, Narnia, Louise Rennison, Polka Theatre, John Grisham, David Almond and Rick Riordan.

Justin is also the author of the VAMPIRATES (vampirates.co.uk) sequence. Currently published in 36 countries, the books have sold over a million copies to date. His new book sequence ENEMIES OF THE PRINCE will be launched by Little, Brown in the UK and US in autumn 2013. Since becoming a high-profile author himself, Justin has had to get to grips with national and international touring schedules, blogging, tweeting and being interviewed in the press, on radio and on TV.

He is uniquely well-placed to observe the challenges facing contemporary authors and the publishing industry as a whole - and to find practical solutions to these challenges.

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