Directory: Christopher Norris

Christopher Norris


My motto in life and work is "Meet people, make friends, and help them." Getting to know people is the best way of finding out what makes them tick in terms of goals, ambitions, dreams, interests and life in general. I help people by listening to what they need, suggesting ideas, sending links, making introductions, adding value, and offering relevant products and services, where appropriate. When friends have a problem, I love to help them fix it. My varied portfolio career means I have knowledge, experience and contacts in many fields. I am an expert in book publishing, media, mentoring, writing, editing, marketing, crowdfunding, sponsorship, social enterprise and commercial start-ups. I'd love to get to know you better, so I can help you get to where you want to be.

Book career highlights:

  • Book trade professional since 1990
  • Producer, YOU'RE BOOKED! (ITV book series)
  • Pioneer, World Book Day UK
  • Director, (online recommendation engine for fiction, featured on BBC TV’s DRAGONS’ DEN)
  • Founder, Jolabokaflod CIC (promoting Icelandic 'Christmas book flood' tradition)
  • Co-founder and Director of Mentoring, Founders and Mentors (free platform for matching pre-launch founders and creatives with free mentoring to help them to launch successfully)
  • Co-founder, CrowdMall: virtual shopping centre for pre-selling concepts for market validation - "Amazon for everything for everything that doesn't yet exist"


Other current book trade and adjacent roles:

  • Founder, CopyGhosting Publishing Services (editorial, marketing, PR & digital agency)
  • Director of Crowdfunding, CrowdPatch CIC: free crowdfunding platform for social enterprise
  • Founder, The Wisdom of Coffee: a network for Meetup gatherings & a community that shares best practice about business, enterprise & alternative finance)
  • Founder, Smart Crowd Productions: integrated arts, media, business & alternative finance production consultancy
  • Co-founder, 12R Prizes: solving social issues and commercial problems via sponsored cash-prize comptetions
  • Co-founder, 12Ronnies: hub that provides founders, inventors and creatives a toolkit for launching a startup successfully



  • Six published books
  • Two books in progress


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