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Lesley Stead, Stead & Daughters

By May 10, 2022 No Comments

Name: Lesley Stead
Role:  
Company Director of Stead & Daughters Ltd

My first job in publishing: A number of years ago we tried our hand at publishing. My job at that time was to be a proof reader and editor.  Due to the growth in our retail business, we put publishing to one side until we decided 12 – 18 months ago to make a return. These days I’m working in the domain of design.

I’m currently reading:  Love Stories by Trent Dalton. As the owner of Paige’s Book Gallery, I read a wide variance of genres, doing my best to keep abreast of titles coming through.  After I’ve finished Love Stories I will be onto The Nine Lives of Kitty K by Margaret Mills, and after that Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus. I love to read.

My biggest career highlight in publishing has been:  Spotting a gap in the market for a particular line of books for first-time readers, and successfully testing the waters with a publication titled Beautiful Whanganui. Stead & Daughters is currently on a trajectory to continue with a wide variance of titles for first-time readers