Byte Connects: James Ashton (Journalist and Author), Kogan Page (Publisher)

Posted by Justine Solomons on 8 February 2021, in Byte Connects, News

We're heard about some wonderful collaborations via the Byte The Book. Here's author and journalist James Ashton, talking about her work with Chris Cudmore and the team at Kogan Page. If you're found some great collaborators through Byte The Book and are keen to share your stories in this series please send us an email to

How did you find out about Kogan Page?
I knew of Kogan Page by reputation and through their books I'd bought or been sent to review as a financial journalist. It was an introduction by Justine Solomons that really kicked off our relationship.

What did you work on together?
They published my book, The Nine Types of Leader, in January this year. I'd had the idea of drawing some leadership themes out from my body of newspaper interviews for a while; their interest accelerated the writing.

What was Kogan Page like to work with?
Very slick. Their publishing director, Chris Cudmore, gave short but punchy critiques as I went. And when the pandemic hit, they were quick to re-order their publishing schedule and made sure I knew what dates I had to hit.


More on James Ashton

James was the City Editor and Executive Editor at the Evening Standard and Independent titles and before that City Editor at the Sunday Times. He has also written for the Daily Mail, The Times, The Independent, The Scotsman, Business AM, the Financial Times and Reuters. For four years he was the Sunday Telegraph's Questor investment columnist.He has have covered the UK economy, the banking crisis, multibillion-pound takeover battles, disruptive technologies and the personalities that shape global business.He's produced hundreds of in-depth interviews featuring leaders of the Bank of EnglandBarclaysTescoVirginGeneral ElectricNestléHuaweiAnglo American and WeWork among others.

More on Kogan Page

Kogan Page is the leading independent global publisher of business books and content with over 1000 titles in print. Founded in 1967, its award-winning work offers books and digital solutions for professional practice and academic achievement. Its expert authors come from the most prestigious academic institutions, international commercial organizations and professional associations, delivering high-level, accessible and professional content in key subject areas relating to business and management. Kogan Page has offices in London, New York and New Delhi.



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