Name: Tonia Shuttleworth
Company: Koa Press
My first job in publishing was: As an art director at a contract publishing house in London almost 20 years ago! I started working in contract magazines, and gradually moved through to styling and art directing in the food/lifestyle sector for the major (and minor) UK book publishers.
I’m currently reading: I’m not much of a novel reader, and I love pouring over cookbooks with interesting backstories and incredible reportage and food photography – currently I’m reading La Vita è Dolce by Letitia Clark.
My biggest career highlight in publishing has been: So many highlights! But if I had to choose it would be publishing the first Koa Press title, Petal Power. A wonderful debut title produced with an incredible author, Julia Atkinson-Dunn. The book proved hugely popular and sold out within one year. We are now about to release her third title, and the sixth Koa Press title.