Trainers & Speakers

Mary James

Mary James has more than 20 years’ experience in educational publishing, working across full curriculum range from primary through to secondary and post-16 college work. She has always faced the editorial challenge of creating new products in a competitive marketplace to grow market share with enthusiasm. Her last corporate role was at HarperCollins Publishers in London as Editorial Director in their Educational division.

Mary set up innoved to provide research and consultancy services for the schools market about 8 years ago and helps publishing organisations identify exactly what it is teachers want to use in the classroom. She also helps publishers develop their own market research skills by providing bespoke, in-house training sessions. Mary has delivered training and presentations for the Publishing Training Centre, London, The Society of Authors and a range of publishing companies, including Nelson Thornes, Hodder, Oxford University Press, and the Catholic Truth Society.

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